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Margaret Canning

Cosy and secure for over 50 years, now Marks and Spencer has been forced to hit fast-forward

Margaret Canning


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M&S has realised it can make do with fewer staff - which means that some one-time jobs for life may have a faster end than anticipated

M&S has realised it can make do with fewer staff - which means that some one-time jobs for life may have a faster end than anticipated

M&S has realised it can make do with fewer staff - which means that some one-time jobs for life may have a faster end than anticipated

For consumers, Marks and Spencer has long had an image of cosiness and reliability - an image which hasn't always won it much new custom, particularly among younger consumers.

But for its workers, that image of cosiness and security has been all-important in bringing predictability to their working lives.

It has an important place in the hearts of NI shoppers as it was the first big UK multiple to open up here back in 1967.