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Deliveroo Riders Reveal The Harsh Realities Of The Gig Economy

The food delivery app's "self-employed" workers told BuzzFeed News they are driving its growth with little reward or security.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Unite The Union In Dispute With The Guardian Over Flat Payment Story

The union is unhappy at the newspaper revealing general secretary Len McCluskey was given £400,000 of union money towards the cost of a flat. But Guardian sources say Unite owes it to its members to work with the paper.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Mike Ashley Steps In After Sports Direct CEO Dave Forsey Resigns

Ashley said of Forsey’s resignation: “I feel like I have lost my right arm."

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Sports Direct Agrees To Bring In Independent Lawyers For Review Of Its Working Practices

Mike Ashley's retail giant originally said its own lawyers were able to take an impartial look into the business's problems.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Britain's New Nuclear Power Station

What the hell is going on? And should you actually care?

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Amazon Wants To Control Your Home With Its New Echo Speaker

The voice-activated speaker is coming to the UK with its personal assistant, Alexa, and bosses hope it will change the home forever.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Sports Direct Agency Transline's Directors Could Be Unfit To Run The Business, MPs Warn

Mike Ashley's retail chain should dump Transline, MPs suggested, after its bosses were accused of lying to parliament.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Greene King Calls Time On Zero-Hours Contracts

The pub group has followed in the footsteps of J.D. Wetherspoon, McDonald's, and Sports Direct by offering to end zero-hours contracts for 16,000 members of staff.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Wetherspoon Boss Says 24,000 Workers Can Come Off Zero-Hours Contracts

Pub boss Tim Martin launched a trial that saw 4 out of 5 workers preferring to have a contract that guarantees a minimum number of hours each week.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Three Former Tesco Directors Charged With Fraud And False Accounting

The ex-chiefs will appear in court later this month.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Mike Ashley Faced Critics At Sports Direct's Bizarre Open Day And AGM

The retail tycoon held an open house at the company's head office, he lost his cool with the unions, and his chairman failed to win support for re-election.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Mike Ashley Pulled A Big Wad Of £50 Notes Out Of His Pocket While Touring A Sports Direct Warehouse

"Yes, I’ve just been to the casino... No, don’t please write that."

Alan White • 2 years ago

Sports Direct Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Re-Election Of Board Members

The chairman and three fellow non-executives on the controversial retailer's board are facing re-election on Wednesday in the wake of a damning report on the company's working practices.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Sports Direct Boss Mike Ashley Has Apologised To His 29,000 Staff

Exclusive: An email seen by BuzzFeed News signed by Ashley calls his staff "my friends and colleagues" and says he wants to make amends.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

70 MPs Have Written To M&S Boss Raising Concerns Over Staff Pay Cuts

The politicians said workers will lose out and expressed fears that staff who don't sign a new contract could be sacked.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Sports Direct Scraps Controversial Zero-Hours Contracts

The struggling retailer also suspended its "six strikes and you're out" policy as bosses admitted to a wide range of problems.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Marks & Spencer Attempts To Win Over Workers In Pay Dispute

Nearly 7,000 of the longest-serving staff will still lose out, despite the concessions, and campaigners want the chief executive to feel the pinch too.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Asos Settles £20m Trademark Dispute With European Rivals Assos And Anson's

The deal means Asos can start selling sportswear for the first time.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

Sports Direct Workers To Get Back Pay For Minimum Wage Violations

As the retailer prepares to hand over £1 million to warehouse staff who earned less than minimum wage for years, owner Mike Ashley could be fined up to £2 million for breaking the law.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago

The People Who Set CEO Salaries Are Also Getting Massive Pay Rises

Leading bosses got £5.5 million last year – up 10%. Now BuzzFeed News has found that the directors charged with setting their pay also got an 11% pay rise.

Simon Neville • 2 years ago