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Usdaw urges Hilco to include staff in the turnaround process as speculation mounts about store closures

Date: 08 August 2018 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is urging Hilco to keep staff fully informed through any Company Voluntary Arrangement process.
Dave Gill – Usdaw National Officer says: “Staff in Homebase stores were extremely worried for the future after the announcement of head office job losses; and mounting speculation about store closures is clearly very concerning. I am in touch with the company and providing our members with the representation, support and advice they require at this difficult time.
 
“Clearly there is a huge task ahead to turn the company around, after it was sold for just one pound following the disastrous ownership by Wesfarmers. It is crucial that the company listens to the staff and invests in their experience and expertise to make a success of the business. That is best achieved through their trade union Usdaw.”
 
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.
 
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion
 

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