Miliband attacks Sports Direct over zero-hours contracts
Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused Sports Direct of using Victorian practices for hiring thousands of workers on zero-hours contracts.
In a speech, he said the firm was a "terrible place to work". Labour claims 17,000 of its 20,000 UK employees are not guaranteed regular hours.
Mr Miliband promised to ban "the exploitation of zero-hours contracts".
Sports Direct, one of the UK's biggest employers, said it was continuing to review "core employment procedures".
Zero-hours contracts do not guarantee regular work for employees. Sick pay is often not included although holiday pay should be, in line with working time regulations.
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