Monday, September 25, 2017

Sports Direct accused of “deliberately underpaying” staff by whistleblower

Sports Direct has once again come under fire from MPs over working practices after it was accused by a whistleblower of underpaying couriers.
Halfords CEO

Halfords poaches Dixons Carphone’s Graham Stapleton for new CEO

Halfords has raided the senior ranks of Dixons Carphone to hire Graham Stapleton as its new chief executive. 
Halfords traineeships

Halfords criticised over unpaid traineeships

Halfords has been identified as one of the companies found to be employing young people without pay for six weeks or more under a government scheme.
record results

JD Sports posts more record results

JD Sports has seen another set of record results seeing a huge jump in both profits and revenues raising its full year outlook and quashing investor fears.

£43 million awarded to Sports Direct staff in bonuses

Sports Direct has dished out over £43 million in bonuses to over 2000 staff to reward “their magnificent achievements”.
Sports Direct chairman

Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell narrowly re-elected by indie shareholders

The embattled chairman of Sports Direct has survived a re-election vote after independent shareholders narrowly voted in favour of keeping him at today's annual general meeting.
Sports Direct Selfridges

Sports Direct on track to become “the Selfridges of sport”: Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley has said Sports Direct is on track to become "the Selfridges of sport" ahead of an AGM today that could see the company's chairman voted out amid shareholder frustration.
zero-hours pledges

Sports Direct accused of failing to meet zero-hours pledges

Sports Direct has failed to make good on zero-hours pledges it made last year to ensure casual workers were offered guaranteed hours instead of zero-hours contracts.

“Staycations” boost Halfords’ first quarter sales

The outgoing chief executive of Halfords has said the growing popularity of "staycations" in the UK have helped the cycling retailer record an increase in first-quarter sales.
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Sports Direct chairman faces heat of shareholders who oppose his re-election

Pressure Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell has intensified after shareholders voiced their opposition to his re-election ahead of a vote next week.

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