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Greedy firms can't hide now.

Byline: TORCUIL CRICHTON Westminster Editor

BIG businesses that exploit their staff with zero-hour contracts will today be warned by the TUC general secretary that they have no hiding place.

Frances O'Grady will tell the TUC conference that unions will shine light on the greedy practices of companies such as Mike Ashley's Sports Direct.

The retailers have been shamed into ending what MPs called "Victorian work practices" at their Shirebrook warehouse after years of Unite campaigning.

O'Grady will tell the TUC conference in Brighton: "It's not over yet. Sports Direct may be in the spotlight now, but they are not the only ones.

"There are other big companies that bring shame on our country.

"So let me give fair warning to any greedy business that treats its workers like animals - we will shine a light on you."

In a question and answer session yesterday, she called for unity after Labour's leadership election. She said: "I want to see a strong robust opposition. That means getting behind whoever the leader is."

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Date:Sep 12, 2016
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