Final City Link workers in Rotherham made redundant as 230 more job cuts announced

T-shirts are burnt outside the City Link Depot, Bradmarsh Way, Rotherham, after workers lost their jobs. Picture: Andrew Roe
T-shirts are burnt outside the City Link Depot, Bradmarsh Way, Rotherham, after workers lost their jobs. Picture: Andrew Roe
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The final three City Link workers in Rotherham are to be made redundant this week by the collapsed parcel firm, it has been announced.

It means that all 34 workers based at the site on the Bradmarsh Business Park will have lost their jobs.

The company’s administration became public on Christmas Day, with an initial 31 members of staff in Rotherham among the 2,356 workers around the country who lost their jobs on New Year’s Eve.

Three members of staff were retained to assist with winding down operations, but these workers are now being let go ahead of the depot closing for good on January 15.

The loss of the South Yorkshire jobs are part of a further 230 redundancies being announced today.

Hunter Kelly, Joint Administrator of City Link Limited, said: “It is with regret that we announce further redundancies at City Link Limited, which will take effect over the coming days as the company’s remaining UK depot operations close. Having returned a large volume of parcels to City Link Limited’s customers and recipients over recent days, it is no longer viable to continue operating these depots and a phased plan to close them has begun.”

It follows a demonstration by delivery drivers outside the City Link depot last week, which saw furious ex-staff burning their uniforms.

Workers at the protest said they were owed thousands in unpaid wages.

Administrators say the business, owned by Better Capital, had closed after making ‘substantial losses’.