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Wednesday 20 September 2017

La Senza staff face very long weekend with sit-in

THE sit-in by la Senza workers at Dublin's Liffey Valley Shopping Centre entered its fifth day today.

The workers are awaiting news from the company's administrator, KPMG, after a positive meeting with them.

More than 100 employees across la Senza's eight Irish stores and concessions were made redundant on Monday after the chain went in to administration.

The workers are demanding to be paid for work and overtime over Christmas.

One of the ex-workers, Jennifer Andrews, said: "I have three children at home who I take care of, I honestly don't know how I'm going to keep juggling things when I have no job to come back to."

Another, Catherine Carberry, added: "'It means I might not be able to leave my little boy in his creche. I'm a single mother and that's the only break I get. I want to work. Like nobody wants to be on the dole. I loved my job. Im just devastated, this is going to change everything at home for me".

Ex-worker Julie O'Shea said: "la Senza have let themselves down. They're hypocrites."

The workers say they have been getting great support from the public, with donations of food being dropped in.

"Everyone is sending lovely messages, we've even got a bouquet of flowers from a complete stranger in Australia," Catherine Carberry said.

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