More than 30 Rotherham workers lose jobs from City Link collapse

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More than 30 South Yorkshire workers have lost their jobs as a result of the collapse of the City Link parcel firm.

Staff based at the company’s Rotherham depot at Bradmarsh Business Park, Templeborough are among the 2,356 workers to be made redundant nationally after the company collapsed into administration.

Of the 34 workers based at the site, 31 have been made immediately redundant, with three people retained to assist with handing out remaining parcels and winding down operations.

The company went into administration on Christmas Eve, with staff finding out their jobs were at risk on Christmas Day and being made redundant on New Year’s Eve.

It comes after a last-ditch bid to save the business on New Year’s Eve failed.

Mick Cash, general secretary of the RMT union, said: “The confirmation from the administrators that they have just sacked 2,400 staff and are pulling the plug on any efforts to save City Link is a disgraceful and cynical betrayal that will wreck the lives of our members, many of whom are owed thousands of pounds.

“The City Link Christmas destruction is an act of industrial vandalism that shames our nation while the government looked on and offered nothing but hollow words.”

City Link, which was founded in 1969, was acquired by restructuring specialist Better Capital in April 2013, with a £40m investment made in the company.

Hunter Kelly, joint administrator of City Link Limited, said: “The company endured substantial losses, which ultimately became too great for it to continue as a going concern, and City Link Limited entered administration following an unsuccessful sale process.”