Superquinn staff due to meet on Naas closure

STAFF at the Superquinn store in Naas are due to meet tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the planned closure of the supermarket branch early next month.

STAFF at the Superquinn store in Naas are due to meet tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the planned closure of the supermarket branch early next month.

Many of the 100 staff employed at the store are members of the Mandate trade union, which has called the meeting for 10.30am.

Union official Gerry Light expressed dismay at the decision, announced today, and said the intention of the meeting was to discuss the proposed closure and said the union would seek "the best possible outcome for the staff."

The site occupied by Superquinn is owned by Penneys, which plans a new store development there.

Superquinn has been linked with a move to the old vocational school site at Newbridge Road but this will not materialise before the North Main Street store shuts down. The Naas store opened in 1985.