Ex-Debenhams workers vote to reject Kevin Foley dispute resolution proposals by a margin of 91 percent

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Ex- Debenhams workers have voted against proposals put to them by Labour Court Chairperson Kevin Foley today (Wednesday, 13th Jan 2021) with 393 votes against the proposals and 37 in favour. 430 workers cast their votes in total.

The proposal document stated that the Government would establish a €3 million training, upskilling and business start-up fund, but crucially, prevented the workers from accessing cash from the fund.

The elected shop stewards from Debenhams will now meet to determine the next steps in their campaign for a fair redundancy package and changes to legislation to ensure workers are not treated like this in the future.