Tuesday snapshot: other news in brief
Sports Direct has agreed to major changes in its recruitment and policy practices for zero hours staff as part of a set of legally binding promises in response to legal action brought by former zero hours employee, Zahera Gabriel-Abraham.
Leigh Day, the law firm which represented Gabriel-Abraham, said that job adverts and employment contracts for future zero hours staff at Sports Direct will now need to make it clear that the roles do not guarantee work. The retailer will also need to produce written policies setting out what sick pay and paid holiday their zero hours staff are entitled to.
Amazon.co.uk has introduced pay monthly mobile phones to its phones and accessories store. Customers are now able to purchase smartphones on pay monthly contracts from £0 upfront, with tariffs starting from £13 per month. More than 90 phones are available for pay monthly purchase, including the Amazon Fire phone, with plans offered exclusively through launch partner O2.
Former Timberland head Patrik Frisk is to become the new chief executive of the Aldo footwear brand. Frisk’s most recent role was president of the outdoor unit of Timberland owner VF Corp. At Aldo, Frisk will succeed Rejean Dionne who will retire in November.
Aldo Bensadoun, Aldo founder and chairman, said: “With his impressive background in global brand retail and wholesale, Patrik will be instrumental in helping the Aldo Group reach new heights. We share the same values and are confident that he will have great success in continuing to build the Aldo Group’s leadership and culture around the world.”
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