Poppy row apology

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Poppy row apology thumbnailColeraine’s Eason store on Church Street. CC46-141s

EASON are to apologise after a manager asked an employee at the Coleraine store to remove their poppy.
Social media reports at the weekend that Eason's employees had been banned from displaying the symbol of remembrance to fallen servicemen and women sparked more than 100 angry Facebook comments.
Yesterday (Monday) Eason confirmed that a manager, who was unaware of company guidelines on the wearing of poppies, had mistakenly asked a member of staff to remove theirs.
It is understood that Eason are intending to apologise to the staff member involved and an investigation has been launched following "the genuine oversight." The manager will be fully briefed on company policy.
Earlier Geoff Corby reflected on Facebook: "The German football team could teach them a lesson" while Donna Nevin asked: "What's this world coming to?"
Rose Curie pointed out that the Church Street store was just a short distance away from where the annual Remembrance Day service was held at the Diamond on Sunday.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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