Fears over job losses at B & Q- McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Maeve McLaughlin  has called on management at B & Q to make a statement on its future intentions for their Derry store.MLA   MAEVE MCLAUGHLIN

His call comes after parent company Kingfisher has announced it is to close 60 stores over the next two years.

Maeve McLaughlin  said

“There is a responsibility on B & Q to make a public statement on its future intentions for their Derry store. We have been contacted by a number of workers who are very worried about their jobs following speculation in the media that the Derry store could be one of the locations earmarked for closure.

“Workers are rightly worried about this development.  In the current climate any fear of job losses is a blow to the workers and their families and increases pressure on attempts to build economic stability.

It’s very important above all that workers’ rights and entitlements are protected.”