JD Sports - Pay Your Workers!

JD Sports - Pay Your Workers!

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Adrienne Wallace PBP started this petition to JD Sports LTD Ireland

In 2017 JD Sports Ireland trebled its profits. Last year they recorded pre-tax profits of €12.9 million.

Under the Government's wage subsidy scheme JD Sports will receive a grant of 70% from the state to pay workers' wages. The scheme asks employers to top up wages by up to 30% but multi-million euro giant JD Sports are only topping up wages by 10% in some stores! 

Across the country and across the globe we are seeing just how much workers contribute to society. They are the ones keeping us safe, caring for our loved ones when they get sick, keeping our shelves stacked and providing us with essential services. 

By choosing to only top up their worker's wages by 10% JD Sports Ireland are forcing many of their workers onto a decreased wage when utilities, food bills and the like are rising.

JD Sports are refusing to allow a worker to take up any other work in this period. And they are not clear about whether they will continue a workers' contract if they take the higher amount offered via the Covid 19 Unemployment Payment.

Those on a minimum wage or part-time contracts are affected the most - they are being forced into a poverty trap.

We are asking JD Sports to stop abusing the wage subsidy scheme and to pay their workers the 30% top up. Those who can afford to pay should! This is an insult to workers everywhere. An injury to one is an injury to all. 

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