Argos to shut all shops in Republic of Ireland in June

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Argos operates a bespoke mannequin within the Republic of Ireland which is separate from its UK shops.

The firm mentioned there could be no change to the retailer’s operations in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.

The assertion mentioned Argos was doing nicely in its UK shops.

‘This determination was not taken flippantly’

The assertion added that the corporate is proposing an enhanced redundancy bundle to the workers which is “beyond its statutory obligations”.

It mentioned a small variety of employees who wouldn’t be eligible for redundancy underneath Irish regulation would obtain a goodwill fee.

“We have not taken this decision lightly and are doing everything we can to help those affected,” mentioned Andy McClelland, operations supervisor for Argos Ireland.

“On behalf of everyone at Argos, I would like to thank our associates, customers, suppliers and partners for their support of our business,” he added.

Argos shops will stay open to clients within the Republic of Ireland till 24 June.

Customers in Ireland won’t be able to pay for orders by means of the Argos web site or place orders by means of its dwelling supply service after 22 March 2023.

Orders positioned by means of this date will proceed to be fulfilled and clients will nonetheless be capable to reserve merchandise on-line and pay for them in retailer till the shut of enterprise.

The aftersales, return, refund and alternate coverage will stay in drive till the closure of the Argos retailer.

Michael Meagan of the Mandate union mentioned it was a “difficult” day for workers.

He mentioned the union would have interaction with the corporate to get “the best possible deal for the workers being laid off”.

With inputs from BBC

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