TopShop staff to walk out after Sir Philip Green denies them a living wage

Staff at two TopShop sites are set to stage a walk-out after shamed BHS boss and head of Arcadia group Sir Philip Green denied them a living wage.

Spectrum for Arcadia staff in Leeds and Solihull will walk out on strike for two days on Friday February 24 and Sunday February 26.

The industrial action will throw Arcadia’s deliveries from Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Burton Menswear into chaos.

The knight of the realm recently faced calls from MPs to seize his £100 million luxury yacht to plug a gaping pension’s black hole in his former company BHS.

It followed unanimous vote by MPs to strip Green of his knighthood.

GMB members balloted for strike action after their pay claim for a Real Living Wage – currently set at £8.45 by the Living Wage Foundation – fell on deaf ears.

David Warwick, GMB organiser, said: “Not content with offloading BHS with a £571 million pension black hole, Sir Philip Green now thinks it’s OK to leave his hard-working staff without a wage they can live on.

“Previous strikes at the Solihull site haven’t got the message home – now Leeds have joined in.”

read more here: http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/topshop-staff-walk-sir-philip-green-denies-living-wage/15/02/

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