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Goodwill stores close across GTA due to cash flow problem

Diana Pereira | posted Monday, Jan 18th, 2016

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Goodwill said that 16 stores, 10 donation centres and two offices across the GTA are closing due to a cash flow problem.

Stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia and Brockville are closed as of Sunday.

The closing of the stores affects more than 430 Goodwill employees.

“Goodwill will be reaching out to the union, stakeholders and all levels of governments to bring clarity as soon as possible,” said Keiko Nakamura, CEO of Goodwill.

Apparently the Canadian Airport Workers Union, which represents Goodwill workers, contacted the company and have been “met with silence,” lawyer Denis Ellickson told CityNews.

Ellickson said it was unclear if the closure is permanent and there was no advance warning.

He did say there was some suspicion on Friday because apparently Goodwill’s CEO and a board member tried to get hold of the union to have a meeting which never happened.

The union wasn’t informed what the meeting would be about.

Comments

  • goofienewfie says:

    What did you expect, it had to close. The get free merchandise, most of it used, but often it’s still cheaper to shop at Walmart. Almost as bad as going to Pickering Flea Market which is no longer a flea market, it’s just an outlet for cheap online merchandise sole for regular department store prices.

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