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Independent shareholders vote sends a robust message t...

Independent shareholders vote sends a robust message to the board of Sports Direct

07 September 2016
Unite on your side at Sports Direct
Unite on your side at Sports Direct

A majority of Sports Direct’s independent shareholders have today voted against Keith Hellawell’s reappointment as chairman of the company.

Commenting on the vote, Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: "Investors have sent a robust message to the Sports Direct board that it has much more to do to reform and regain confidence. 

“As well as corporate governance Sports Direct must urgently work with Unite to put in place a framework which moves the thousands of temporary agency workers at Shirebrook on to secure, permanent direct contracts. 

“We remain committed to work constructively with Sports Direct to help restore dignity and respect to the work place."

ENDS

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.