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DHL to sack 250 workers

TRANSPORT firm DHL is to sack 250 workers after accepting taxpayers’ cash to pay their wages during the coronavirus crisis.

Most of the jobs will go at the Sheffield depot of Tradeteam, owned by the logistics giant, but about 50 jobs will also be lost at its operation run from Ebbw Vale in Wales.

The Unite union said today that the company’s decision was “shameful.”

National officer for road transport and logistics Matt Draper said: “DHL has taken the taxpayer for a ride here, as it must have known it was going to shut the Sheffield site and much reduce the workforce at Ebbw Vale.

“However, it decided to use furlough money from the government to avoid paying wages of the respective workforces during this period.

“These are loyal employees with hundreds of years of service — they have been treated shamefully.

“We consider it sharp practice. It may tick all the boxes legally, but it is morally bankrupt.”

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