Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts – Or? September 6th, 2016 webteam Latest News Shares Comments Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts – Or? Sports Direct has said that it will offer casual retail staff guaranteed hours instead of zero-hours contracts and ensure all warehouse staff are paid above the National Minimum Wage following a stinging review into working practices at the retailer. However, the change only applies to staff employed directly by Sports Direct. Ninety-four per cent of the 3,200 staff at its much-criticised Shirebrook warehouse are contracted through agencies and so will not benefit. Mike Ashley, the firm’s founder, told MPs he was unaware that employees could potentially earn less the minimum wage, however today’s report said he “takes ultimate responsibility for any aspects of the working practices that were unsatisfactory”. Also read £5 Per Month mega gym to open in Southport this week In August Sports Direct store and everlast gym opened on Tulketh Street in Southport. The development is believed to have cost millions of pounds to develop and will create 50 jobs. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!