Sports Direct – Their workforce needs to be organised

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

This saga says to me that it is vital for workers to be organised via trade unions in any business because this is what happens when a workforce isn’t organised!

And how on earth can a large company like this justify a casualised workforce employed via agencies?

It seems as a society we are sitting back and allowing the movement back to the employment practices of mill owners of generations ago. Government is meant to ensure basic rights and trade unions are there to keep on the government’s (and employers) back to make them do it. If we don’t take action to ensure that all employees have access to proper contracts, pensions and the right to belong to a trade union (and to be treated as valued human beings) what kind of society are we building?

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