Citylink workers told they will lose jobs in new year

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MORE than thirty people will be made redundant in the new year after a delivery firm went out of business.

City Link employees at Fareham depot arrived at work yesterday morning to be read a pre-written statement by administrators Ernst & Young explaining they would be paid until the end of the month.

The 33 employees were told there is no money available for redundancy pay and overtime done over the Christmas period would not be paid.

Jon Woods, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate for Portsmouth North, attended the meeting.

He said: ‘City Link has behaved appallingly and delayed telling the workforce their jobs are going until after the pre-Christmas rush to get the maximum work out of them.

‘There were people in tears outside the depot.

‘A lot of them have worked there for years, it’s their livelihood, they’re not going to be able to look after their families.’

Employees have been informed that notifications will be sent in the post and that unless a buyer is found, all jobs will be lost.

Administrator Ernst & Young did not comment.