Former Debenhams workers deter...


Former Debenhams workers determined to fight any future appeal in relation to redundancy payments

Maire Nolan
Maire Nolan

12:30 14 May 2024

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Former Debenhams workers are determined to fight any future appeal by KPMG in relation to their reduced redundancy payments.

Over 800 workers who lost their jobs in 2020 when the department store went into liquidation, were awarded just two weeks pay after KPMG appealed the initial award of eight weeks.

Trade union Mandate which represents the workers says it has been told that KPMG now intends to appeal the Labour Court decision to the High Court on a point of law.

Speaking to RedFM News Former Debenhams shop steward Valerie Conlon says the redundancy is already much smaller than what was agreed in 2016 and they are determined to fight for it:

"The more they do something like this, the angrier people are getting so yes the appetite is there. We honestly thought that after the last results, the one that their appealing now that was just. that it was finished with and we could actually put it all behind us. But now sure we're going to be starting up again the Jane Crow in Dublin, we'll have to be going to the courts over it and it's just they're just dragging it on really for us.".

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