Union wants to know if other jobs are safe as company closes eleven Best Buy stores


The CWU has called for Carphone Warehouse to give assurances that other jobs are secure after the news that 1,000 jobs are to go with the closure of eleven Best Buy stores.

Deputy general secretary Andy Kerr: “The Best Buy venture lasted briefly in the UK – but long enough for people to rely on the jobs it provided. The news of compulsory job losses is awful for the staff affected. We’re hearing worrying rumours that they will lose their jobs as early as Christmas Eve in a similarly speeded-up redundancy process as Talk Talk used earlier this year.

“We’re also concerned about job security across the rest of Carphone Warehouse more generally. Around 65 jobs have been lost in Express Repair centres in Carphone Warehouse shops since May and there is ambiguity about job security in the newly-branded Wireless World stores. Store managers in particular are telling us about their fears of job security in these areas.

“We’re urging Carphone Warehouse to be as transparent as possible and to give clear assurances to staff around job security at this fragile economic time.”

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