Game administrators to brief staff over redundancy

Tuesday 27 March 2012 21.35
Game closed almost 280 stores in the UK and Ireland yesterday afternoon
Game closed almost 280 stores in the UK and Ireland yesterday afternoon

Workers from the Game chain, which is closing all branches in the Republic, are to have further contact with administrators PWC tomorrow regarding redundancy payments.

All 121 staff here are to lose their jobs on Friday after the UK-based chain went into administration.

However, staff are sitting-in at almost all of the Irish stores in protest at being told that the company is not paying any redundancy.

Workers will have to claim minimum redundancy entitlements from the State.

Staff representatives met PWC and Game management today.

The administrators said they will update workers on the situation tomorrow afternoon.

Sit-in protests are taking place at the two Game stores in Cork City.

Game has 14 stores in Ireland - eight in Dublin, two in Cork as well as outlets in Limerick, Galway, Monaghan and Athlone.

Staff at the St Patrick Street branch in Cork stayed there overnight, while staff at Mahon Point returned this morning to begin their protest.

Deputy Store Manager Barry Lynch said they are not prepared to let anyone remove the stock, or strip the store, until they have been fairly treated.

The staff have between two months and nine years of experience between them.

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