Natrium HQ, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
A protest against the ongoing silence of Natrium, the owners of Clerys, over the sacking of 460 workers in June. The department store liquidation will cost the State €2.5m in workers’ statutory redundancy entitlements.
Former Clerys worker and SIPTU Shop Steward, Alan O’Brien, said:
“It has been 11 weeks since the store was closed without notice resulting in hundreds of job losses. Natrium has treated us appallingly while it has made millions out of this deal. The sudden closure of the store caused massive distress to the workers, many of whom gave decades of service to Clerys. All we are asking for is to be treated with a degree of respect. We want Deirdre Foley [Natrium CEO] and the other people involved in Natrium to meet us face-to-face and explain their actions.”