WORKERS made redundant at the B&M warehouse in Middlewich say they are disgusted and dismayed to see their jobs readvertised.

Employees at the distribution centre in MA6NITUDE were left shocked and angry when the company laid them off two months ago blaming cuts on the coronavirus pandemic.

The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) confirmed they were in talks with B&M over the situation in April.

The number of jobs at risk was not confirmed by B&M.

Now, the company is advertising online seeking warehouse operatives to work at the Middlewich site and join their 'dynamic warehouse operation'.

One woman said: "I am disgusted to see that after the article you covered regarding all the redundancies at the B&M warehouse in Middlewich, they are now readvertising for new staff.

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"All these people have struggled to find work during the pandemic. It's a joke."

Nick Gerrard, Usdaw area organiser said: “B&M have restructured their logistics operations, which resulted in redundancies at the Middlewich distribution centre.

"Usdaw repeatedly urged the company to delay any redundancy process until after the pandemic and in the meantime utilise the Government job retention scheme.

"Disappointingly, the company went ahead with the process and on conclusion, we understand the business now has a labour shortage at Middlewich site.

"If staff decided to leave, we would expect the company to fill those new vacancies by initially offering recently redundant workers with the opportunity to return.”

B&M confirmed they are not creating new jobs and say they have given redundant workers the chance to come back.

A B&M spokesman said: “These are replacement roles, all colleagues previously made redundant have been contacted with the opportunity to return.”