Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sports Direct pledges to review its board members

Embattled sportswear retailer Sports Direct has promised to hold an external review into its board of directors.

Last week it was reported that shareholders were staging a mutiny against the company’s chairman, Keith Hellawell.

A vote of no confidence among Sports Direct‘s leading figures emerged after both Hellawell and chief executive Mike Ashley told a court the company had grown too big for them to control.

RELATED: Sports Direct workers three times more likely to be injured

The retailer also stated it would publish a report into its treatment of workers before the AGM next month.

This fresh scrutiny comes after recent headlines that workers were three times more likely to be injured in the company‘s warehouse than farmers, which is considered to be a dangerous profession.

Sports Direct has also said it would begin to back-pay workers who were found not to be being paid the minimum wage, pledging over £1 million to rectify the situation. 

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