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Argos delivery firm XPO to axe 218 Mossend jobs

XPO is a multinational company

XPO Logistics plans to close its distribution site at Eurocentral and transfer the work to Heywood in England with the loss of 218 jobs.

The warehouse and distribution site at Mossend provides distribution services exclusively for Argos and if the proposal goes ahead there would be no workers left at the site by 7 January.

XPO said the transfer of work to England will start in September. The company is said to have blamed the decision on the acquisition of Argos by Sainsbury’s and the “challenging retail environment”.

The company is an American multinational transport and contract logistics company managing supply chains for 50,000 customers. It operates in 30 countries, with approximately 100,000 employees

Kenny Jordan, Unite regional officer, said: “The timescales and timing of this announcement comes as a shock because the Mossend site based at Eurocentral has been outperforming other distribution sites for some time now.

“Unite will exhaust every avenue to retain these jobs because there is no logical business reason for this decision and our members will have every support possible from their trade union.”  



2 Comments to Argos delivery firm XPO to axe 218 Mossend jobs

  1. This is factually incorrect. Sainsburys are taking the contract out of the site and moving the work to Heywood, its not an XPO decision.

    • Here is the press statement from Unite the Union…

      Immediate 10 July

      Unite Press Release

      XPO Logistics set to close Scottish operations with 200 jobs at risk

      Unite Scotland has today (10 July) reacted to the announcement by XPO Logistics that it plans to close its distribution site at Eurocentral and transfer the work to Heywood in England with the loss of around 200 jobs.

      The warehouse and distribution site at Mossend provides distribution services exclusively for Argos and if the proposal goes ahead there would be no workers left at the site by 7 January 2021. XPO Logistics intend to transfer volumes of work from its Eurocentral site to England starting in September.

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