Sports Direct are scrapping zero hours contracts!

6 Sep 16

Great news! Today Sports Direct announced that they are scrapping zero hours contracts. It’s the culmination of a long running campaign by 38 Degrees members, unions, the Guardian newspaper and many more. Here’s a timeline of how we got to today’s wonderful news: July 2013...


Mike Ashley forced to answer to parliment

16 Mar 16

Campaign victory!   Thanks to 38 Degrees members, Mike Ashley is being formally summoned to the houses of parliament to answer questions about the horrific work practices at his company Sports Direct.   After finding out that Mike was trying to dodge MPs questions, 38...

Zero hours: Sports Direct is upping its game

27 Oct 14

Sports Direct is upping its game. They were one of the worst abusers of zero hours contracts. But pressure from 38 Degrees members has forced the retail giant to make changes so that its 20,000 zero hours staff will get the basic rights they deserve. Thousands of us got behind...

Zero Hours: Meeting with Vince Cable

11 Jul 14

Yesterday evening, around 75 38 Degrees members gathered in central London to quiz Business Secretary Vince Cable on his plans for tackling abuse of people on zero hours contracts. Almost 2500 people watched the meeting live streamed on the internet. You can find a summary...

Zero Hours: Petition to Vince Cable

25 Jun 14

Imagine if your boss called you and said you were only needed for, and being paid for, five hours work next week. And probably not at all the following week. Would it be a problem making ends meet? For over a million people on zero...

Zero Hours: Public Consultation opens in Northern Ireland

25 Jun 14

In April, over 1600 members of 38 Degrees in Northern Ireland emailed employment minister, Stephen Farry MLA, to back his call for a public consultation on zero hours contracts. Great news – it worked! Yesterday, Stephen Farry MLA launched the consultation. Now we have the...