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Sports Direct claims moral high ground with £200m bonus figure


By John Glenday, Reporter

September 20, 2016 | 1 min read

Sports Direct has sought to shore up its stated goal of becoming known as the ‘Selfridges of Sport’ by claiming to have dispensed £200m in bonuses to staff over the past five years.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast billionaire owner Mike Ashley claimed to have awarded one lucky cleaning lady an £80k bonus under the scheme and said that a second review of working practices would be conducted by independent auditors.

Selfridges is well regarded within the retail industry for offering staff generous holiday entitlements, store discounts, a contributory pension scheme, life insurance, awards and performance related incentives.

Sports Direct on the other hand is best known for its ‘six strikes’ policy which saw workers fired if they earned six warnings over any six month period, short term temporary contracts permanent contracts in return for sexual favours - and one instance in which a staff member gave birth in a toilet having been too scared to take time off.

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