Sports Direct warehouse closure 'body blow'

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15 Apr 2019
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GMB, Britiain's general union, has described the closure of a Sports Direct warehouse as a 'body blow for the North West'.

The packing facility in Wigan will close on June 13 with the loss of 300 jobs.

Paul McCarthy, GMB Regional Secretary, said:

“This closure is another body blow for the North West – caused by a company with a track record of putting profits before people.

“The hard-working, dedicated staff at the warehouse have already been put through the grinder once when the site was run by JJB  - and now this.

“GMB will not rest until every member receives the redundancy pay they are legally entitled. Then we will discuss next steps.”

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