UK: Sports Direct faces criticism from ShareAction at its AGM over its use of "zero hours" contracts
ShareAction, the movement for responsible investment, attended the AGM of Sports Direct on 10 September, using its rights as a shareholder to ask a question about the company's use of zero hours contracts.
Sports Direct's zero hours contracts provide no guaranteed working hours and also reportedly prevent employees from seeking work elsewhere without first seeking the company's permission. Campaigners claim that such contracts are exploitative. It is thought that 20,000 Sports Direct staff members are on such contracts.
We invited Sports Direct to respond to these concerns but it declined.