12 jobs at risk at Derry Musgrave plant

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Musgrave Cash and Carry management have confirmed that 12 people are at risk of losing their jobs at the company’s Springtown base because of functions being transferred to Belfast.

It’s believed some staff were told the news this morning after coming off nightshift. One worker who contacted the Journal newsroom said: “It’s awful, there was no warning at all, and now we’ve been put on 30 days notice.”

A company spokesperson said the announcement was part of the company’s consolidation of its “MarketPlace plan.” The spokesperson added: “The company will now transfer its delivered operation from its MarketPlace Derry Cash and Carry outlet to its site in MarketPlace Duncrue. Musgrave Wholesale Partners believes that consolidating its network will provide customers with a wider range of products and a much more effective and efficient delivery service, operated from its state-of-the-art Belfast Duncrue site which is a dedicated tri temp distribution centre.

“The MarketPlace Derry outlet will remain open as a Customer Collect service only which will regrettably result in approximately 12 roles being at risk of redundancy. Musgrave Wholesale Partners is doing everything it can to minimise the impact of this transfer and is also putting in place an extensive outplacement support programme for all impacted employees, as they seek alternative employment.”

More on this story in Sunday’s Journal.