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Brent Council pledge to help City Link workers facing redundancy

PUBLISHED: 10:31 30 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:42 30 December 2014

City Link went into administration on Christmas Day (Pic credit: PA)

City Link went into administration on Christmas Day (Pic credit: PA)

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The leader of Brent Council has pledged to help workers from the borough facing redundancy following the collapse of delivery company City Link.

Cllr Muhammed ButtCllr Muhammed Butt

The organisation, which has 53 depots across the country including a large one in Park Royal, announced on Christmas Day it was going into administration putting 2,727 jobs at risk.

The company’s employess have been told most of them will lose their jobs tomorrow.

Is it unknown how many workers are based at the Park Royal site in Central Way.

Cllr Muhammed Butt told the Times the council will work with Jobcentre Plus to offer support to affected staff.

He said: “I was very sorry to hear the news of City Link going into administration and, of course, the timing of the announcement on Christmas Day was shocking and must have been extremely distressing all those affected. My sympathy goes out to the hard-working employees of City Link and their families.

“I know that there is a City Link depot in Brent so some of our residents will be affected by this. Brent Council will work closely with our partner, Jobcentre Plus, to see what support we can provide to our residents so that they can find alternative employment opportunities.”

Are you a Brent resident who works for CityLink and face losing your job?

Call the newsteam on 0207 433 6228 or email lorraine.king@archant.co.uk.


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