Unite Community Leeds recently took part in national protests about working conditions at Sports Direct in Leeds. Tonight BBC One’s Inside Out programme at 7.30 also features an investigation into poor working conditions at Sports Direct’s national distribution centre in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. A report from the BBC website states:
‘Ambulances were called out to the headquarters of one of Europe’s largest sports retailers 76 times in two years, a BBC investigation found.
Many of the calls, for workers at Sports Direct’s complex at Shirebrook, in Derbyshire, were for “life-threatening” illnesses.
Former workers said some staff were “too scared” to take sick leave because they feared losing their jobs.
Sports Direct said it aimed to provide safe working conditions for all.”
The full report can be read here.