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M&S jobs threat as retail chaos continues

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15 Jan 2019
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The M&S jobs threat shows 2019 is starting where last year left off – with chaos in the retail sector.

This Government has done nothing to help retailers and the low-paid, hard-working employees who are at the sharp end.

Gary Carter, GMB National Officer

Up to 1,000 jobs could be under threat after the company announced 17 more store closures. 

Gary Carter, GMB National Officer, said:

“2019 has started exactly where we left off last year; with more retail jobs under threat.

“Employees across the sector will be very worried about their job security and wondering which retailer will be next to shed jobs or close down.

“The CMA decision on ASDA/Sainsbury’s merger is imminent and this could result in the sell-off of stores. But will buyers be found? How many jobs will go?

“This Government has done nothing to help retailers and the low-paid, hard-working employees who are at the sharp end.”

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