Debenhams liquidator agrees to pay €1m in extra redundancy payments 2 months ago

Debenhams liquidator agrees to pay €1m in extra redundancy payments

Workers have been picketing stores for months.

Debenhams' liquidator has agreed to pay at least €1 million in additional redundancy payments following the stores' closures.

Approximately 1,000 workers lost their jobs earlier this year after the closing of 11 Debenhams stores across the country.

Employees have been picketing the stores for months asking for extra redundancy payments of four weeks per year of service. They had initially been given the minimum two weeks statutory redundancy entitlement.

RTÉ News reports that a deal has been agreed between Debenhams' liquidator and the Mandate trade union to release the extra payments. These will be generated through the sale of stock currently in the Debenhams stores free from pickets.

It is not yet known whether Debenhams workers will accept the deal.