Matalan ignores goverment guidelines for coronavirus
25 March 2020

Worrying reports and images emerge of Covid-19 social distancing rules being ignored. Workers at the Matalan Distribution Centre in Knowsley are being forced to continue working in cramped and overcrowded conditions as bosses fail to comply with Government advice on social distancing and in ceasing its operation.

GMB Regional Organiser Shaun Buckley states:

"I have been inundated with emails and phone calls from worried GMB members who are in a state of panic that Matalan Bosses are putting workers and their family’s lives at risk. Such blatant disregard for member’s welfare and Government rules must not be allowed to continue. We need urgent action from the government to stop employers flaunting the rules. I want to reassure members that GMB is using every available means to force Matalan to do the right thing”

GMB North West & Irish Region