Iceland employees takeover Talbot St store in Dublin after layoff

Iceland employees takeover Talbot St store in Dublin after layoff
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Iceland supermarket chain placed under examinership, more than 340 employees at the troubled frozen food chain are concerned for their future employment.

Following job losses, Iceland employees takeover Talbot St Store in Dublin.

After being fired off last week, Iceland employees are staging a "peaceful protest" outside one of the company's Dublin supermarkets.

Last Tuesday, the High Court decided to appoint an interim examiner to the business that manages the retail chain in Ireland, which has stated that it is insolvent and unable to pay €36 million in debts.

The grocery giant has apologised for the "great distress" caused to employees last week after they arrived at work having been laid off but were not informed.

Staff at the Coolock supermarket in Dublin staged a sit-in last Wednesday after arriving at work to discover the shutters down and their boss being removed from the facility.

Layoff notices were delivered late Tuesday night to employees at three other stores in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, the Northside Shopping Centre, and Talbot Street in Dublin.

More than 340 employees at the ailing frozen-food firm are concerned about their careers now that the company has been placed in examinership.

It sold all 27 of its stores in the Republic of Ireland in February, and Metron Stores Limited currently owns and operates them.