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Next proposes the closure of their Bradford warehouse – Usdaw enters into consultation talks

Date: 16 November 2023 Retail and distribution trade union Usdaw is to enter into consultation talks with clothing and homeware retailer Next over the future of their Bradford warehouse. The company announced they propose to close the Toftshaw Lane facility in Bradford, stating that they are consolidating their returns processing operation into the new online fulfilment facility being developed in South Elmsall.
Mark Todd – Usdaw National Officer says: “Next management have briefed staff about their proposed closure of the Bradford site and development of a new operation at South Elmsall. Myself and Usdaw reps will now enter into a meaningful consultation talks, where we will have the opportunity to look at the company’s business case.
“Our priorities are to secure the best available deal for those impacted by these proposals and keep as many staff as possible employed within the business and where necessary support members securing alternative employment. In the meantime, we are providing our members with the support, advice and representation they need at this difficult time.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 350,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry and other trades www.usdaw.org.uk
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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