TWO firms were accused today of “fighting like rabid dogs” over failed retail chain House of Fraser’s stock while hundreds of workers face redundancy.
Notoriously dodgy employer Sports Direct took over House of Fraser after it collapsed last month.
A stand-off has ensued between Sports Direct and XPO, which runs two warehouses in Milton Keynes and Wellingborough that supplied House of Fraser, over £30 million that XPO says it is owed by the chain.
Workers were informed yesterday that the Milton Keynes site would close, with the loss of 300 jobs, while the Wellingborough warehouse’s 300 workers’ fate still hangs in the balance.
Warehouse workers’ union GMB organiser Alan Costello complained that the feuding firms were “clearly only interested in the stock in the warehouse.”
He said: “They couldn’t care less about our members or their livelihoods.
“Our members have been left by the wayside, while XPO and Sports Direct fight like rabid dogs over the bones of House of Fraser.”
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