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PWC to update GAME Ireland sit-in protesters today

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 10:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen

PWC will provide an update to protesters having sit-ins oat at GAME’s former stores in the Republic of Ireland regarding redundancy pay, according to Irish broadcaster RTE.

It was reported yesterday that several stores in the south were holding sit-ins following news the administrator wouldn’t provide redundancy pay alongside normal pay for March. PWC said instead to look towards the state for redundancy pay.

Some of the stores protesting include Monaghan, Cork and Dublin.

It comes after the retailer closed all of its stores in the Republic at the loss of 121 jobs as it entered administration, as well as closing all but five stores in the North. The only stores open across the border are two in Belfast, Derry, Newtownards and Craigavon.

Cork deputy store manager Barry Lynch, whose staff had as little as two months to as much as nine years in the store, told RTE the protesters wouldn’t let GAME take stock or strip the store down until the employees were fairly treated.

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  1. Gekidami

    Are we sure they’re having a sit-in? I mean, they’re Irish, maybe their just too drunk to stand up.

    :P

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DaveDogg

    I have to wonder 2 things about this,

    First i know my local branches of Game both of which have closed had a very high turnover of employees so if the deputy manager says folk had been there from 2 months to 9 years how many folk had worked there over the minimum 2 years to get redundancy pay in the first place.

    Second and this is going to sound very cold hearted but if the job of the administrators is to try and get some creditors paid and try to make the company an attractive prospect for a buyer then where does Mr Lynch think given that the company could not afford to pay such folk as landlords and suplliers his redundancy pay is comming from

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Cormac

    That’s racist, and the people from vita cortex is cork have had a sit-in for months and haven’t got anywhere so I don’t know how well they are going to do with this, I feel bad though for all involved..

    #3 2 years ago
  4. reask

    Listen Gekidami and Pat can ban me if he wants.
    You’re a little french racialist imo and to boot a sad little ps3 fanboy.
    What would the frogs have done?
    Surrender and be proud frenchies.

    You are a self opinionated little cheese monkey and I will tell you this the sooner you take your head out of your backside the better but seen as your a frog i doubt that will happen any time soon.

    Viva la France arsehole and get a frigging life you sad little French git.

    #4 2 years ago