New Look warehouse night shift cut puts 500 workers at risk of redundancy
Some 500 workers at New Look are at risk of redundancy due to the fashion retailer’s plans to cut the night shift at its Staffordshire warehouse.
The company has told 1,200 workers that the warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme will only operate a day shift from later this year. Although New Look will be looking to add an extra 300 workers to the day shift, 503 staff members remain at risk of redundancy. A consultation period has now begun with a final decision expected in May.
A New Look spokesman told Stoke-on-Trent Live: “New Look has changed significantly over the past few years. We have accelerated our ecommerce business and right-sized our store estate. With this shift, it has become increasingly clear that the processes at the distribution centre no longer suit our operational needs.
“Therefore, we are proposing a necessary change to working hours in the distribution centre, including the removal of the night shift. Regrettably, we expect this will result in a number of redundancies at the site.
“We are focusing on supporting our affected colleagues at this time and we expect to be able to offer a considerable number of these individuals new roles on the day shift.”
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