Ireland -Iconic Clerys department store sold and liquidated within hours, 460 lose jobs -June 23, 2015

The sudden closure and unexpected job losses sparked large scale unrest and protests.

The 162 year old Clerys department store in Dublin was closed within hours, leading to 460 job losses. On 11 June, the department store’s US owners sold Clerys and its stock to a joint venture, which announced court appointed liquidators within hours. All 130 people employed by Clerys and a large part of the 330 employed by 50 concession holders will lose their jobs. The sudden closure and unexpected job losses sparked large scale unrest and protests, which intensified when it became clear that workers will receive no more than the statutory minimum in terms of redundancy pay. Government officials have announced to be considering a legal change, as the highly undesirable procedure in which employees of over 40 years were fired within a day’s notice, is currently not against the law.

English: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0616/708399-clerys-jobs …

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/over-12-000-people-sign-petition …   

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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