VIDEO: ‘ASBO’ protest at Sheffield store

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Singer Paul Heaton joined protesters outside a Sheffield high street store yesterday to deliver an oversized ‘anti-social behaviour order’ to its manager.

Members of trade union GMB joined the former The Beautiful South singer to wave placards and deliver the ‘ASBO’ to Next in Fargate.

Singer and songwriter Paul Heaton joins the GMB protest outside Next in Sheffield's Fargate.
Singer and songwriter Paul Heaton joins the GMB protest outside Next in Sheffield's Fargate.

GMB’s organisation officer, Deanne Ferguson, said: “In March Next’s annual profits were £695 million. They paid shareholders £300 million instead of staff who work at stores and warehouses.

“Next currently pay £6.33 an hour to those aged over 21. We are asking that they pay the living wage of £7.65.”

A Next spokesman said: “A living wage varies according to the circumstances of individuals, depending what their personal circumstances are. It is not a defined amount and it cannot be a defined amount.”

Singer and songwriter Paul Heaton joins the GMB protest outside Next in Sheffield's Fargate.
Singer and songwriter Paul Heaton joins the GMB protest outside Next in Sheffield's Fargate.
 

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