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Unite hold Dick Turpin style protest over working practices at Sports Direct

Unite union is holding a 'Dick Turpin' style protest in Chesterfield over work practices at retail giant Sports Direct.

BHS collapse: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley called before MPs

Newcastle United owner and businessman Mike Ashley has been called to answer questions by MPs investigating the collapse of BHS.

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According to ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills, the MPs want to find out why a rescue bid by his company Sports Direct failed.

At least 10 witnesses will be asked to appear on June 28 and 29 to answer MPs questions.

Ashley appeared before MPs earlier this week to answer questions about working practices at Sports Direct.

On Tuesday he said to the Business Select Committee that he '100%' wanted to buy BHS,which failed to find a buyer putting 550 employees at risk across its 11 North East stores.

Mr Ashley said 'I'm not a saint, but you could have made a success of that business.'


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Ashley confirms staff fines for minute lateness 'not fair'

Mike Ashley has said a fine of 15-minutes' pay for every minute employees were late on a shift is "not fair".

He said the practice had changed but confirmed workers were still not paid for working past their allotted hours.

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Ashley: I can do a better job for my workers than unions

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has said it was hard to receive feedback from his workers - amid claims of mistreatment - as so few people would respond to questionnaires.

Mike Ashley warned against the involvement of the unions in dealing with workers and their rights.

"For whatever reason people don't fill them in," he said.

Mr Ashley said he could "see value" in making the surveys compulsory but said he could do "a better job than Unite" in issues with workers.

ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills tweeted:

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Ashley admits Sports Direct paid below minimum wage

Mike Ashley confirmed the issue of bottlenecking delays at security as staff clocked in and out meant it had broken the law.

ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills tweeted:

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