Union lauds ‘amazing victory’ after Arcadia redundancy payment apology

Sir Philip Green’s group to pay full salaries to head office staff facing Covid-19 job losses

The owner of Topshop and Topman has backed down and agreed to pay full salaries to head office staff facing redundancy – three weeks after the Guardian revealed it had been accused of potentially breaching employment law.

The Unite union described the U-turn as an “amazing victory” and said the apology made by Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group was “almost without precedent”.

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