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House Of Fraser Depots Reportedly Reopen

Friday, August 24, 2018

GMB RESPONDS TO REPORTS HOUSE OF FRASER DEPOTS TO REOPEN

This isn’t just a game of profits - this is our members’ livelihoods on the line says GMB union

GMB, Britain’s general union, has responded to reports House of Fraser’s XPO-run depots in Milton Keynes and Wellingborough are to reopen.

House of Fraser’s CEO Alex Williamson reportedly said the centres are expecting to be able to take receipt of concession deliveries, collect from suppliers and process stock to the stores from today. [1]

A total of 627 people across the two sites were given notice of their redundancy on Friday [August 17, 2018].

Mick Rix, GMB National Officer, said:

“The company has not confirmed anything with GMB – the union representing staff members at the both depots.

“We call on XPO and Sports Direct to get round the table and come to an agreement which will stop 627 people facing redundancy.

“We request they contact us urgently and tell us - and our members  - what is going on.

“This isn’t just a game of profits - this is our members’ livelihoods on the line.”

ENDS

Contact:  GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

[1] https://www.drapersonline.com/news/exclusive-house-of-fraser-distribution-centres-reopen/7031867.article

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