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Live reaction to Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley's appearance before MPs.

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Sports Direct staff face 'six strikes and you're out'

Staff at Sports Direct warehouses face a "six strikes and you're out" policy if they breach a set list of offences, including "excessive talking" and taking too long in the toilet.

The Unite union criticised the list for establishing a culture of fear.

Speaking to MPs ahead of Mike Ashley's appearance, the union criticised the retail chain's bosses for displaying "arrogance and contempt".

ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills tweeted:

Union leaders also confirmed talks had been held with HM Revenue and Customs about back pay for workers at Sports Direct amid claims of underpayment.

They also disclosed that workers who do not have a bank account have their wages paid via a debit card which they have to pay for.

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