Mandate seek immediate meeting with House of Fraser administrators

Friday 10 August 2018

Mandate Trade Union has today (Friday, 10th August 2018) sought an immediate meeting with the appointed administrators for the House of Fraser group, EY (Ernst & Young).

Mandate, which represents workers in the Dundrum outlet, said workers are uncertain of their future after the administrator temporarily closed the store this morning.

Sports Direct, owned by Mike Ashley, purchased the House of Fraser outlets in the UK for €90m today, but the deal does not include the Dundrum store in Ireland which has more than 200 staff, along with concession staff.

Gerry Light, Mandate Assistant General Secretary said:

“Our members are obviously very concerned about the closing of their store today and about their future. We are requesting an immediate meeting with EY to discuss the future of the store and the potential consequences for our members.”