Former Debenhams workers end occupation of store in Waterford city

Former Debenhams Workers End Occupation Of Store In Waterford City Former Debenhams Workers End Occupation Of Store In Waterford City
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Digital Desk staff

Former Debenhams workers have ended their sit-in at the company's ex-store in Waterford.

However, they say stock will never leave the store until a 'just settlement' is put in place for the workers.

They had been inside the unit at the City Square Shopping Centre since Monday after seizing an opportunity to get entry.

It has been over 170 days since Debenhams announced an end to its Irish operations.

Last Monday, five former Debenhams workers in Waterford started an occupation inside the store at City Square Shopping Centre in the city.

The occupants were calling for talks between KPMG, Debenhams and the shop stewards & their representatives, Mandate Trade Union, to discuss how online business could be used for their agreed redundancy package for staff.

At the time of their occupation they said in a statement that:

"This occupation is a peaceful protest but a necessary escalation to make sure we are not left with nothing. We have been left high and dry without the redundancy packaged that had been promised before.


"We want KPMG to come back to the table for negotiations including shop stewards from the 11 stores to bring a positive end to the struggle the ex-Debenhams workers have faced for 172 days.”

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