Yesterday’s Sports Direct national day of action saw community action, shareholder action and social media combine to highlight ‘Victorian’ work practices at Sports Direct and spark a significant shareholder revolt at the company’s AGM.
With protests from Truro to Newcastle and a demo outside the AGM at Sports Direct HQ, the day received wide spread coverage in national and regional media.
The campaign continues … But in the meantime here’s a small selection of some of the media coverage.
The Guardian – Sports Direct denies ‘Dickensian practices’ in face of investor revolt
The Guardian – Editorial on Sports Direct: Big British capitalism at its grubbiest
BBC News – ‘Dickensian’ protest against zero-hour contracts at Sports Direct
ITV News – Victorian themed protest at Sports Direct over zero-hour contracts
The Independent – Sports Direct shareholders revolt over poor governance
The Mirror – Protesters use giant rat to shame Sports Direct ‘Victorian’ era work practices
Daily Record – Firm owned by Rangers investor targeted by protesters over zero-hours contracts
City AM – Watch out Mike Ashley
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