The GMB Union has criticised B&M owner for only wanting to buy the “physical stores” and not wanting to take on around 1,000 Wilko workers.
PwC was hired to oversee the Wilko’s insolvency in August and agreed to sell 51 stores to B&M for £13 million.
The B&M deal will not transfer around 1,000 Wilko workers which the GMB union has described as “baffling.”
Andy Prendergast, GMB national officer, said: “The fact the deal with B&M is for physical stores only is frankly baffling.
“The company really needs to be explain why they are unwilling to transfer in the able, experienced retail staff they will obviously need.
“It looks like a cynical attempt to ditch liabilities and reinforces the view people are treated as the least important part of in this process.
“Frankly, the workforce deserve better.”