Tales from the Debenhams Picket Line

In 1778, William Clark opened a drapers' store on Wigmore Street in the centre of London. He was joined by William Debenham in 1813. More than 200 years after its foundation, the Company would be floated on the stock exchange. It would have a devestating effect. On April 9th, 2020, nearly 1,000 Irish Debenhams workers received a generic email telling them that their jobs were gone. Most had given decades of service and would be left with no redundancy; none had ever stood on a picket line in their lives. This is a story of courage, determination, and togetherness in the face of a pandemic.

Tales from the Debenhams Picket Line

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