The Caithness Business Index has posted the following article:

USDAW seeks urgent action from the Scottish Government to tackle the crisis on our high streets

[IMG][/IMG] Shopworkers' trade union Usdaw has met with Jamie Hepburn MSP, the Scottish Minister for Business, to discuss the issues the retail sector faces, after a year or more of retail company collapses, store closures and shopworker redundancies. This year alone we have seen Debenhams considering store closures, House of Fraser still with an uncertain future, Homebase sold for 1 and more store closures planned, Poundworld in administration and sold at the eleventh hour, potential store closures as Sainsbury's and Asda merge, M&S continuing their store closure programme, Toys r' Us folding, Mothercare closing stores, Maplins and many others struggling. [Read Full Article]