Public Expenditure Minister To Meet With Former Debenhams Workers In The Coming Weeks 

Cork Minister Michael McGrath has spoken with employees from the Patrick Street store after the company announced the closure of 11 stores here including two in Cork. 

Up to 330 staff in Cork lost their jobs following the move. 

The former employees want the government to enact the Protection of Employees (Collective Redundancies) Bill 2016 which provides protection for employees in collective redundancy situations in which the employer is insolvent. 

Speaking to RedFM News, shop steward at Debenhams Patrick Street store, Valerie Conlon says the bill needs to be passed to prevent a repeat of what happened to them: 

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