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Sports Direct to compensate warehouse employees after failing to pay minimum wage

by LLB Reporter
7th Jun 16 10:57 am

Mike Ashley appeared in front of MPs today

Mike Ashley, the owner of Sports Direct, has agreed with HM Revenue & Customs to compensate its warehouse employees for paying them less than the national minimum wage.

The news comes as Ashley appeared in front of MPs today to talk about working conditions at its Derbyshire warehouse.

Ashley agreed to pay his employees after officials from Unite union gave evidence to parliament’s business, innovation and skills select committee today.

Steve Turner, assistant general secretary of Unite, told MPs: “No workers have yet received back pay. We have been in discussions with the company and HMRC. There is an agreement with HMRC and we are currently in the process of balloting our members … But this only affects employees [and not around 3,000 temporary workers]”.

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