ABOUT a 100 Myer “support” staff are set to lose their jobs but the retail giant would not confirm whether the Ballarat store was in line for the cuts.
A spokeswoman for the company said employees were told yesterday but would give no further details on when the redundancies will come into effect.
Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes said the move came after a major review of all support-function expenditure, including marketing and events, IT, HR, and the supply chain.
He said the changes were due to adverse market conditions.
“(We are) rebasing our cost structure to align to the operating conditions we face,” Mr Brookes said. “Consequently around 100 roles have been made redundant across the business.”
Australian Services Union assistant secretary David Leydon said they had not heard from Myer management about proposed job losses.
“Myer management is obliged to consult with the ASU on any major structural change – including job losses – that may affect our members,” Mr Leydon said.
“The ASU will be seeking immediate clarification from Myer management.
“The union is very concerned for workers who may be affected by the redundancies announced today, and urges members to call the ASU to discuss the issue.”