Monday, May 30, 2011

Don't shop at Whitcoulls

When Whitcoulls was rescued by new owners last week, I thought it was good news. However, it turns out that their "rescue" is going to be funded by screwing over their workers:

The National Distribution Union says it is outraged at proposed contract changes for staff at Whitcoulls and Borders, which were sold last week by administrators.

The contracts, given to staff on Friday to review over the weekend, scrap any previous redundancy payments and force workers to sign away any claims or grievances from their previous employer.

Employees have been given until the end of today to sign up to the new agreements.

Businesses who treat their employees this way don't deserve my money, and they don't deserve yours. So, I suggest not shopping there if you have the option.