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Further Homebase store closures - Usdaw urges Hilco to treat the staff with dignity and fairness

Date: 14 August 2018 Shopworkers' trade union Usdaw is urging Hilco to keep staff fully informed through the Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) process that puts 42 stores and around 1,500 jobs at risk.
Dave Gill - Usdaw National Officer says: “Homebase staff feared the worst when the company was sold for just one pound following the disastrous ownership by Wesfarmers. I am seeking urgent clarification from Hilco about their long-term plan to turn the company around. All too often staff are excluded from the CVA process as the future of their jobs are being decided.

“Clearly there is a huge task ahead, it is crucial that the company listens to the staff and invests in their experience and expertise to turn the business around and again make it a success. This is best achieved through their trade union Usdaw. We are in touch with the company and continue to providing our members with the representation, support and advice they require at these uncertain and difficult times.”

Notes for editors:
 
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 28% over the decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
 
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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