Advertisement
News

Former Tralee Debenhams staff urged to vote "no" on latest proposals in redundancy dispute

Dec 22, 2020 13:12 By radiokerrynews
Former Tralee Debenhams staff urged to vote "no" on latest proposals in redundancy dispute Former Tralee Debenhams staff urged to vote "no" on latest proposals in redundancy dispute
Share this article

Former Debenhams staff in Tralee are being urged to vote “no” to the latest set of proposals in their ongoing redundancy dispute. The proposals, from

Former Debenhams staff in Tralee are being urged to vote “no” to the latest set of proposals in their ongoing redundancy dispute.

The proposals, from mediator and Labour Court Chairman Kevin Foley, would lead to a €3 million training and education fund for the former employees.

Debenhams shop stewards say this fund is poorly defined and impractical, and for many workers in alternative employment or close to retirement, there is no gain to be made from re-training.

Advertisement

The stewards also say the €3 million could be used to enhance their statutory minimum redundancy.

Around 1,000 staff lost their jobs last year, including 90 at the Manor West outlet in Tralee, after the company went into liquidation.

The former employees have now spent more than 250 days picketing for better redundancy terms.

Share this article
Advertisement

RadioKerry Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.