EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Game

Company/Organisation:
Game

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland

Company

Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.41 - Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised stores
Number Employed: 121

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-03-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 121
Planned Job Reductions max: 121
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Foreseen End Date: 30-03-2012
Direct Dismissals: 121

Additional Information

UK-owned computer software retail chain Game has announced that all 121 employees in the Republic of Ireland are to be made redundant after the company entered administration. The news aparked sit-in protests at a number of the Irish shops after it was reported that the company is not paying any redundancy. Therefore, staff will be reliant on statutory redundancy entitlement from the state, which amounts to two weeks pay for ech year of service at the company. Game has 14 stores in Ireland - eight in Dublin, two in Cork as well as outlets in Limerick, Galway, Monaghan and Athlone.