GMB Union statement: Our members have been left by the wayside while XPO and Sports Direct fight like rabid dogs over the bones of House of Fraser says GMB Union.
GMB, Britain’s general union, has criticised XPO and Sports Direct for announcing a depot in Milton Keynes is set to close with the loss of more than 300 jobs.
House of Fraser collapsed last month as was bought out by Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct
However a stand-off between Sports Direct and XPO – who run House of Fraser warehouses in Milton Keynes and Wellingborough – over a £30m House of Fraser debt has left more than 600 people facing redundancy and orders at a stand-still.
Members of staff were put on a 45 day consultation period on August 17, 2018.
Today, GMB was informed the Milton Keynes depot will close on November 27 with the loss of more than 300 jobs.
Alan Costello, GMB Organiser, said: “GMB is disappointed by the fact that XPO and Sports Direct are clearly only interested in the stock in the warehouse. They couldn’t care less about our members or their livelihoods. This whole stand off – during which our members have been left in limbo – has been about commodities – not people. Our members have been left by the wayside, while XPO and Sport Direct fight like rabid dogs over the bones of House of Fraser.”