The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers has welcomed the news that over 200 jobs have been saved at Shop Direct in Oldham.

Shop Direct has announced a deal to transfer the Raven Mill returns centre in and its returns activity managed from the site to logistics company Clipper Logistics.

Mike Aylward – Usdaw Divisional Officer says: “Usdaw welcomes this development, which potentially keeps the Raven Mill site open after the planned 2021 closure.

Clipper Logistics will operate returns on behalf of Shop Direct at the 215,000 sq ft Raven Mill site, until it transfers to the retailer’s new East Midlands fulfilment centre in 2021.

However, at least 200 staff based at the site are still likely to be made redundant following migration. Shop Direct stated these would be expected on a voluntary basis.


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