Sir Philip Green accused of ‘breath-taking arrogance’ over planned Arcadia strike

Topshop boss Sir Philip Green has been accused of showing ‘breath-taking arrogance’ as staff vote to strike on Cyber Monday.

GMB union members who work at Spectrum, Arcadia’s depot near Birmingham run by logistics company DHL have threatened to walk out on one of the busiest online retails days of the year, over their battle for a living wage.

But Sir Philip is reportedly unfazed by the threat of strike action.

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David Warwick, GMB Organiser, said: “It is very disappointing a man worth £5 billion does not appear to care about the feelings of his workers – who have to struggle to make ends meet on minimum wage.

“He is showing breath-taking arrogance towards very workers who made him his fortune. Being rich does not and should not give anyone the right to ride rough shod over our members.”

GMB union members are demanding to be paid the “real living wage” of £8.45, the figure recommended by the Living Wage Foundation.

They are reportedly all paid the National Minimum Wage of £7.20.

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