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Axe hangs over Homebase St Austell

Published: 26 August 2014
Homebase's St Austell branch is the latest to join the growing list of the retailers' stores earmarked for closure.
The company has entered into a consultation period with staff at the Cornish store.

A spokesperson said: "Homebase can confirm that the business has entered a period of consultation with colleagues concerning the proposed closure of our store in St Austell.

"Colleagues at the store have been informed and we will be working with them over the next few weeks to support them as much as possible.

"Due to commercial sensitivities, we are unable to comment further at this time."


26 August 2014 01:05:00
By current employee southwest
Short and sweet why cant u big dogs at head office just tell us now which stores are closing at least we can start looking for better employment now i bust my ass week in week out for this company to be treated like something on the bottom of ur shoe wat a joke
26 August 2014 01:04:00
By Another insider
Homebase are treating there staff as cannon fodder, to reach there goal to get down to 200 stores, The truth is that any store with a lease left with 4 years or less, will close, good stores as well as bad, and as another comment, long term managers are being told that they will not get a new role when there stores close, and in private meetings it is intimated that if they don't play ball, they will be managed out before the Basic redundancy payments are made,What a way to treat people that have given many years loyal service, during the constant changes the company has gone through, Shame on you Mr Heald, we hope you sleep well in your chauffeur driven car, on your way home !!!

26 August 2014 01:03:00
By Insider truth
Mentioned about B&m it's a fact!!!! They have already done the deal, there are loads up north being closed the period of consultation is only part of the process they have to follow only one store has not closed and that was because the buyer pulled out... They want to thin the company down and reduce the wage bill, many of the long term managers in store are being singled out and victimised then paid off for their silence,,,, what was once a great company is now a nest of vipers that is up for sale....
26 August 2014 01:02:00
By David Price
It makes my blood boil when companies comment with "Due to commercial sensitivities, we are unable to comment further at this time"

Basically this translates to "they don't give a sh*t about staff and we will do as we please regardless of consultation"

26 August 2014 01:01:00
It's been mentioned elsewhere here that this store is being taken over by B&M Stores.

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