Net-a-Porter closes UK warehouse and Asos hits back at union health claims


Pureplay luxury fashion brand Net-a-Porter confirmed it will close its UK distribution centre in the next few days, while Asos lashed out at union claims it is ‘playing Russian Roulette’ with warehouse workers’ lives.

In a statement sent to Retail Week, Net-a-Porter (NAP) said it had made the decision to temporarily close its only UK distribution centre in Charlton, south London, in the next few days to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff.

A spokeswoman for NAP said: “The health and wellbeing of our colleagues and community are our first priority. We will be temporarily closing our London warehouse in line with similar temporary closures we have made in Europe and the USA, until further notice.”

The decision comes after NAP was accused today by workers’ union GMB of “putting fashion before lives” by refusing to close.

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