La Senza staff meet administrators

Wednesday 11 January 2012 22.05
La Senza staff have been protesting over pay
La Senza staff have been protesting over pay

A meeting has taken place between workers at the La Senza underwear chain and the company's administrators KPMG.

La Senza employees are seeking their entitlements to Christmas overtime payments, bank holiday pay and their salary for the first part of January following the closure of the company.

Mandate trade union official Michael Meegan described the hour-long meeting as ''positive''.

Mr Meegan said KPMG had taken on board all the issues affecting the employees and it is considering its reponse.

Meanwhile, La Senza employees are continuing their sit-in at the company outlet in Liffey Valley.

Tara Keane, who was part of the delegation that met KPMG, said that all around the country companies were shutting down and leaving workers high and dry.

She said the La Senza staff were taking a moral stand not just for them but for all frontline workers in the retail sector.

In the Dáil, Seán Sherlock, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, said that there was a serious breach of corporate responsibility and corporate governance in relation to how the management of La Senza has treated its workers.

People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett said the workers have not been given a P45 and cannot sign-on.

He called on the Government to use its influence and demand workers wages are immediately paid and enable workers to sign-on.