Toys R Us is to shut all 100 of its UK stores within six weeks – with up to 3,000 jobs lost. Some 25 branches of the doomed toy shop have closed in recent days or are due to shut today, and the remainder are set to follow suit. It comes after administrators Moorfields Advisory failed to find a buyer for the collapsed business. The insolvency firm said 67 staff were axed today at the chain’s head office in Maidenhead, Berks.
One of Britain’s busiest holiday airports could be hit by strike action. Workers at London Luton Airport are furious after being offered a 2.15% pay rise, well below inflation at 4% using the Retail Prices Index. The union Unite is holding a consultative ballot for industrial action among the airport’s 750 strong workforce of security staff, engineers, fire services and other roles. Should members back the move, any strikes would not affect the Easter getaway.
Collapsed Toys R Us is set to begin closing stores as early as next week. Hopes are fading that a buyer for the stricken 100-branch chain can be found. Store closures would trigger job losses among the 3,000 strong workforce. Moorfields Advisory was hired to oversee the firm’s administration at the end of February. It is now understood the insolvency specialist is poised to close the first batch of stores as it runs down stock, with hundreds of jobs set to be lost.
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