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Staff at Fedex in Leek at risk of redundancy

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 20, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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The future of a parcel delivery depot in Leek is in the balance.

Fedex UK is reviewing its Leekbrook Industrial Estate site and is in consultation with 13 employees based there.

One of the Leek Fedex workers who has received an at risk of redundancy letter said: "We are a franchise depot that covers Staffordshire Moorlands and parts of the Peak District.

"We all had a letter around four weeks ago which stated that we are at risk of redundancy. I understand that the area we cover is to be split between the Stoke and Manchester depots.

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"We have been given a choice to have a trial run at the Stoke or Manchester depots or take redundancy.

"A lot of us are choosing to take redundancy, as that is going to mean even more driving working from one of the other depots.

"The atmosphere at the depot is shocking. We have not been given any date yet as to when it will close, and they have told us that we have to work until the end, otherwise we won't get the redundancy pay. That leaves us in limbo in trying to get another job."

A spokesman for Fedex UK said: "We can confirm that we are currently in consultation with our employees and reviewing our operations in Leek, but at this time no decision has been made as to the future of the facility.

"Regardless of the outcome of the consultation there will be no compulsory redundancies."

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