The GMB union has hit out at XPO Logistics and Mike Ashley's Sports Direct following the news that a House of Fraser depot in Milton Keynes is set to close.
The latter collapsed last month and was bought out by Sports Direct. However, there followed a stand-off between Sports Direct and XPO – who run the aforementioned warehouse in Milton Keynes and one in Wellingborough – over a £30 million House of Fraser debt.
The Milton Keynes depot will close on 27th November with the loss of more than 300 jobs. Alan Costello, GMB Organiser, says: “We are disappointed by the fact that XPO and Sports Direct are clearly only interested in the stock in the warehouse. They couldn’t care less about our members or their livelihoods.”
“This whole stand off – during which our members have been left in limbo – has been about commodities – not people. Our members have been left by the wayside, while XPO and Sports Direct fight like rabid dogs over the bones of House of Fraser.”
Sport Direct and XPO did not respond to our request for comment.