MPs who criticised Sports Direct over the treatment of its staff have made a surprise visit to its warehouse in Shirebrook in Derbyshire.Read the full story ›
The company announced its billionaire founder and controlling shareholder, Mike Ashley, will take over as CEO.Read the full story ›
The Business Committee says The Transline Group agency "lacked credibility" whilst giving evidence to their Sports Direct inquiry.Read the full story ›
The company has been under fire over working practices and 53% of independent shareholders voted for chairman Keith Hellawell to go.Read the full story ›
The company said it was "disappointed" with the decision after a meeting held today at their headquarters in Derbyshire.Read the full story ›
The Sports Direct boss was giving a tour of the company's headquarters in Shirebrook when he took part in a mock security check.Read the full story ›
Founder and majority shareholder Mike Ashley said in a video statement that he would put a workers' representative on its board.
Amid heated exchanges at the annual general meeting this morning, Mr Ashley clashed with members of Unite, blaming the union for the businesses problems.
In response to Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said:
"This is probably your fault we are in this mess because we can't talk to you. I made a commitment to make a difference, I am trying, don't pull me down.> "I accept I have made some errors and I accept I can learn something. Please don't do the whole showboating thing, it will make me turn away and it's the people who work in Sports Direct who suffer."
Mr Ashley also criticised an independent shareholder for not declaring that she had links to Unite when she asked a question.
He said there also needed to be more transparency from the unions if they were to begin working together more closely.
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell says he will step down at next year's AGM if he does not have the support of shareholders.Read the full story ›
The boss of Sports Direct has pledged to end zero hours contracts for shop staff and says he doesn't see it as a negative for anyone.
The company sent an interview with Mike Ashley this evening in which he says "there's no reason why this wasn't put in years ago."
The retailer has also agreed to pay all workers in its Derbyshire-based warehouse above the minimum wage.
The announcement came today after the firm faced criticism over working conditions.