STAFF FROM GUINEYS and Clerys are to hold a protest tomorrow outside Clerys on Dublin’s O’Connell St over their frustration about the demise of their pension scheme and the loss of their jobs.
The 29 staff will also hand in a protest letter to Malcolm MacAulay, chief operating officer of Gordon Brothers Europe at Clerys O’Connell St, on the issue.
The protest will begin at 10am tomorrow outside the department store.
The Guineys and Clerys workers, who are members of Mandate and Siptu Trade Unions, have expressed frustration at their treatment by the Gordon Brothers after years of loyal service, said a spokesperson.
Guineys & Co was closed in September after its sister store Clerys was placed in receivership. Although a private equity firm bought Clerys a few hours later, Guineys & Co was not included in the deal and was placed into liquidation.
The 10 people who worked in Guineys and a further 19 people who worked at Clerys outlets in Naas, Blanchardstown and Leopardstown were all told that they will be left with statutory redundancy payments.
Some of the employees have worked for the company for 30 years on average.