30 March 2012 One Comment by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Staff of the video game retailer GAME in Monaghan Shopping Centre – one of 14 Irish stores which closed this week after the group was placed in administration – have been staging a sit-in since Monday, 26th March.
The nine Monaghan staff received what Deputy Manager Neil Durnin described to the Northern Standard as a “very brief phonecall” on Monday afternoon and were informed by the retailer’s head office that the store, which has been in business in the shopping centre for eight years, was to be closed with immediate effect.
According to a statement, released yesterday, Wednesday, on behalf of all ex-GAME staff in the Republic of Ireland via a Facebook page entitled ‘GAME Ireland fight for your rights’, the company has appointed administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK to look after the British staff but has failed to appoint an administrator to the business in the Republic of Ireland.
The statement also says that staff have been told to make a claim to the state in order to receive their statutory redundancy entitlements, a process that they have not been offered any support with and which staff understand will take over a year to complete.
“We, the employees of GAME Ireland, believe that the way we are being treated is wholly unfair and unjust. We are now sitting in our stores as a form of protest until GAME and PricewaterhouseCoopers address our concerns,” the statement concluded.

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  • Adrian said:

    That is disgraceful treatment to the very hard working staff of game Monaghan, I hope they get all the money they deserve and quickly.