Sports Direct workers urged to come forward with personal stories of what it is like to work for the firm by MP

THE Sports Direct headquarters in Shirebrook.
THE Sports Direct headquarters in Shirebrook.

Ashfield and Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero is urging constituents who work at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse to come forward with personal stories of what it is like to work for the under-fire firm.

Trade union Unite is compiling a dossier of information about poor working practices at the company after undercover investigations revealed that employees were in constant fear of losing their jobs due to unreasonable working conditions and disciplinary procedures.

Unite represents permanent workers at the Shirebrook depot and head office and is campaigning for improved pay and conditions for all workers at the sportswear company.

It is now compiling personal testimony from workers who have experienced its unfair working practices and Gloria is appealing to constituents who have been affected to get in touch so that their stories can be passed on. All details will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Gloria said: “Some of the stories that we have already heard from employees of Sports Direct are truly shocking. People should not have to work in conditions like this in 2016. If any of my constituents who work or have worked at Sports Direct’s warehouse in Shirebrook want to tell us about their experiences, we will pass them on to Unite.

“I can guarantee that all of their details will be kept confidential to ensure that they can speak freely without fear of repercussions.”