Dave Gill - Usdaw National Officer says:
“Poundworld staff have faced uncertainty over the last few months. Hope was fading fast, the longer the administrators went without finding a buyer for the business, so this news is welcome.
“I am contacting Henderson’s urging them to prioritise employing existing Poundworld staff and those who’ve recently lost their jobs. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect after what they’ve been through.
“If Henderson’s are to make a success of turning Poundworld round and back to profitability, they must listen to the staff and fully engage them in decisions about the future of their jobs. The best way to achieve that is for the new owners to listen to their staff and recognise Usdaw as the trade union for Poundworld.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with more than 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.
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