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Primark Belfast staff ‘will be paid’

Primark staff at its Belfast store that was destroyed by a major fire have been told they will be paid this week but have not received certainty beyond that, a trade union has said.

Michala Lafferty, organiser of Usdaw, the union of shop, distributive and allied workers, said the trade union had held a “constructive meeting where the company confirmed all staff will be paid up until the end of the week”.

“Over the coming days further discussions will take place to agree what happens next week,” she said.

A spokeswoman for Primark said: “Following [Tuesday’s] fire at our Bank Buildings store in Belfast, the welfare of our colleagues remains our most important concern and we are fully committed to supporting them during this difficult time.

“Our management team in Belfast are meeting their colleagues over the next few days to provide them with the necessary support and information.”

She added: “We are continuing to work with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the fire. We would like to thank everyone for their amazing support during this very challenging time for all concerned.”

 

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