Sports Direct

Sports Direct Slammed For Insisting Employees At Welsh Store Speak English At All Times

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

Sports Direct has faced yet another row over how its staff area treated after issuing a notice which appeared to ban staff in one of its Welsh branche...

Sports Direct's Mike Ashley 'Drank 12 Pints At Meeting And Vomited Into A Fireplace', Court Hears

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK

Newcastle United owner and sportswear firm boss Mike Ashley drank 12 pints at a business meeting and vomited into a fireplace to applause from his man...

10 Tweets That Say What We're All Thinking About The Agent Provocateur - Sports Direct Deal

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Style

Sports Direct’s owner Mike Ashley has bought Agent Provocateur out of administration. That’s right, the purveyor of giant mugs and bargain sports ...

Amazon Should Face An Inquiry After 'Exploitation' Claims, Veteran Labour MP Says

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK

Amazon is facing calls for an inquiry into working conditions in its warehouses after a series of damaging revelations prompted accusations of “abus...

Sports Direct Accused Of Hiding Camera Under Tray Of Sandwiches During Private Meeting With MPs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

An MP has accused under-fire retailer Sports Direct of hiding a camera under a tray of sandwiches to record a private meeting. Here is the camera I f...

Mike Ashley, Rotten Apples, Jenga And The Laws Of Karma

Jon Wilkins | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK
Jon Wilkins

I was playing Jenga with my kids at the weekend. To say it was taxing and frustrating - as well as being damn right difficult - is an understatement. ...

Mike Ashley Says He's 'Lost My Right Arm' After Sports Direct CEO Quits

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct, has a new hands-on job at the company, and critics of the beleaguered boss aren’t amused. Ashley is devas...

Sports Direct Boss In New PR Disaster After Admitting He 'Likes' Flying To Work

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Mike Ashley’s “PR nightmare” continued on Tuesday with the Sports Direct Boss admitting he “likes” taking a helicopter to work. Speaking on...

Workers On Company Boards Are Needed To Stop Another Sports Direct, Says TUC Boss

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May must put workers on company boards to help tackle the “glorified gangmastering” taking place in some of Britain’s work places, accor...

Mike Ashley Just Pulled Out Wad Of £50s At Warehouse Where He Didn't Pay Staff Min Wage

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK

Billionaire Mike Ashley, the pantomime villain of capitalism, has reminded everyone just how wealthy he is when he emptied his pockets before a group ...

The Waugh Zone September 6, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, September 6, 2016… 1) VAZELINE INTENSIVE CARE Will today mark the beginning of the end for Nige...

Sports Direct Makes Another Welcome Promise After Criticism Of Staff Working Practices

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Sports Direct has said that it will offer casual retail staff guaranteed hours instead of zero-hours contracts and ensure all warehouse staff are paid...

Sports Direct Is Finally Making Amends For Not Paying Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK
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Sports Direct is to hand more than £1 million to thousands of workers after the retailer admitted to not paying the minimum wage. The move will se...

Sports Direct Staff 'Not Treated Like Humans' Finds Damning Report

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

Sports Direct is subjecting workers to “appalling” conditions where some aren’t paid the national minimum wage and others claim they were offere...

Corbyn: Stop Blaming EU Migrants

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has urged voters to not blame immigrants or the EU for low wages and job insecurity in Britain - and instead blame previous Labour and T...

Fat Cats Are Curdling the Cream - Time to Regulate Bosses?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Are we in a new infuriating phase of the economic cycle, that one where a few individuals shake your faith in corporate life just when everyone has got over austerity?

The Sports Direct Shambles Shows Why the Law Alone Will Never Protect Workers

Rebecca Winson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

One of the great things about the trade union movement though, is that simply by existing it protects workers whether it's allowed into a workplace officially or not. By ensuring that a big enough stink was caused about Sports Direct that Ashley has been dragged in front of MPs, Unite have done more for Sports Direct workers than Ashley has ever even considered doing.

This MP Just Used A Glass Of Water To Really Embarrass Sports Direct's Recruiter

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

A Sports Direct recruiter was left stunned when an MP used a glass of water she requested to make a cutting dig at the under-fire company. Ian Wright...

Sports Direct's Mike Ashley's Extraordinary Grilling By MPs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has been accused by trade unions of overseeing a “culture of fear” as the sportswear magnate admitted he was paying ...

Sports Direct Boss Defended With Bizarre 'Middle Class Rights' Argument

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

A business professor who took to the radio to defend Sports Direct's Mike Ashley has sparked a backlash after he suggested not all workers deserved to...

Sports Direct Boss Mike Ashley Could Be Forced Before MPs After Speaker Bercow Backs Demand

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley could be dragged to the House of Commons to answer questions over allegedly providing workers with “Victorian-type”...

People Have Turned A Sports Direct PR Stunt Into A Brilliant Initiative For The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

Newcastle United fans and Twitter users have turned a marketing stunt by Sports Direct into a brilliant initiative to keep homeless people warm this w...

Sports Directs' Critics Still Aren't Impressed With Its Latest 'PR Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Under-fire retailer Sports Direct has vowed to pay its employees above the national minimum wage from January 1 - but its critics don't seem to be won...

Sports Direct Staff Are Having Strokes And Are 'Too Scared To Be Off Sick'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Ambulances have been called to the headquarters of Sports Direct 82 times in the last two years amid reports workers were "too frightened" to take tim...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Newcastle United?

Jamie Spencer | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Everything is in place for Newcastle to be a successful club, but with Mike Ashley as owner, business sense will always win-out over football. Risk is what wins silverware and creates memories, but can easily destroy a club too and therein lies the dilemma for Newcastle United.