Dawson staff to wait on consultation decision

Dawson staff to wait on consultation decision

Dawson Books staff will have to wait longer to hear how they will be affected by the merger of their company with book wholesaler Bertrams, which was finalised last month.

Any details about Dawson staff transferring to Norwich where Bertrams is based, or any employees who might be subject to redundancy consultations, has been put on hold for between two-three weeks while proposals are finalised, a Dawson spokesperson told The Bookseller.

In June, Smiths News plc, which owns Bertrams, announced the wholesaler and Dawson Books would be "fully integrated" following a staff consultation and approval from shareholders and the Office of Fair Trading.