Staff At Clerys Stage Sit-In After Liquidators Move To Close O'Connell Street Landmark
Staff at Dublin department store Clerys are this evening staging a sit-in following an attempt by liquidators to close the iconic business.
It was announced this morning that the beleaguered retailer has been sold to property investors Natrium Ltd and staff were informed this evening that the business is to close with immediate effect.
Over 130 people are employed at the O'Connell Street landmark and it's believed that employees were asked to leave the property shortly before 6pm.
However, The Irish Independent is now reporting are now emerging that staff have decided to stage a sit-in to ensure that they receive what they are owed by the liquidators.
My heart goes out to all staff at @Clerys_Dublin who lost their jobs tonight, some only finding out via social media which is disgraceful...
— David Doyle (@ddpdotcom) June 12, 2015
Very very shocked to hear of closure of Clerys. Mam worked there and it always has a special place in the heart, thinking of the staff
— Thomas Byrne (@SenThomasByrne) June 12, 2015
#Clerys Is anyone tweeting out of the sit-in at Clery's? "Recovery", mae arse!
— H Gethings (@GethingsH) June 12, 2015
— Alison Begas (@kamfinsa) June 12, 2015