The announcement puts the jobs of over 300 warehouse workers and supervisory staff at risk. The company propose to close the site in Spring next year.
Ed Leach – Usdaw Area Organiser says:
“This proposed closure has come as a shock and is devastating news for staff. Usdaw will now enter into meaningful consultations with the company where we will interrogate the business case and secure the best possible outcome for all affected.
“In the meantime we are providing our members with the support, advice and representation they need at this very difficult time. If the worst happens and the closure goes ahead; Usdaw will do everything possible to find alternative employment for our members, utilising our lifelong learning services and talking to other employers about possible work opportunities.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. 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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