Former Debenhams workers occupy Waterford store

From about 7:30am this morning, former Debenhams workers have begun occupying the now-closed store located in Waterford’s city centre.

The occupation involves six people who are calling for talks between liquidators KPMG and representatives from the Mandate Trade Union to discuss how online business can be an effective method in paying an agreed redundancy package for staff.

This follows a recent offer made by KPMG, understood to have been in the region of €1 million split between staff, to which former staff described as insulting.

People are being urged to not cross the picket line, and former workers of the store have asked KPMG to not employ non-unionised packers to remove stock from their stores.

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