Mullan demands answers over SuperValu fears

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan is seeking an urgent meeting with the operators of the SuperValu store in Waterloo Place amid reports it has been earmarked for closure.

Karen Mullan said:

“There is a responsibility on the Musgrave Group to publicly outline their future intentions for their store in Waterloo Place.

 “We have been contacted by workers expressing concern regarding the future of their jobs following speculation in local media that the store will closing next year. They have not been made aware of any plans for closure. 

“In the run up to Christmas, workers are rightly worried about this development and the impact it will have on their future. There is an onus on management to make their staff aware of any potential impact on their employment.

“In the current climate, any fear of job losses is a blow to any worker and their families and will only increase pressure on attempts to build economic stability in the north west. 

“I have written to senior Directors at Musgrave and have asked for an outline of their future intention for the Waterloo Place store and if this will impact on any of the other SuperValu stores throughout the city. I have also requested information on what this will mean for the staff currently employed there.

“It’s of great importance that in any circumstance, workers’ receive their full rights and entitlements.” Críoch/Ends