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Primark 'up and trading' in Belfast as soon as possible

Primark say they are committed to the city of Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker

Primark has said it is committed to the city of Belfast and is exploring a number of options to be 'up and trading' as soon as possible.

The retailer have confirmed employees will be paid this week and next week.

We are looking to be up and trading in the city as soon as possible and are currently exploring a number of options.

– Primark spokesperson

The store says it is committed to the city of Belfast.

Pay and job security

Belfast Primark workers met with Lord Mayor Deirdre Hargey on Tuesday evening.

The shopworkers' trade union, Usdaw, said their members "are clearly worried about their future and they need reassurances".

Primark representatives attended the meeting to listen to staff concerns.

"We are working on finalising plans in the coming days and will communicate these directly to our colleagues as soon as possible", said a Primark spokesperson.

"There are some areas that we simply can’t comment on or confirm."

Usdaw will meet with the company on Wednesday afternoon to secure long-term support for the staff.