Glasgow departments stores have suffered a double jobs blow in one week as Debenhams and Dunnes Stores make more cuts and closures.

Store chain Debenhams is slashing 320 management roles as it pushes through a major cost-cutting drive after being confronted by flagging sales.

The retailer said efforts to drive down the “complexity” of management positions, coupled with changes to working practices, would bring “significant cost savings.”

The move could hit 25% of store management roles across the organisation, with a new structure expected to be rolled out by the end of next month.

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Meanwhile, just three months after Dunnes Stores closed branches in Sauchiehall Street and Clydebank, the Irish chain is now closing its stores in Parkhead Forge, Cumbernauld, and Glenrothes, claims an employee who contacted the Evening Times.

When contacted by the Evening Times, a Debenhams spokeswoman declined to comment on Scotland-specific figures.

However, an employee at a Glasgow store, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “The cuts are affecting every store in the UK. We are losing three from here and all managers are under consultation now.

“We don’t know what the new structure will be or how it will work yet. Some managers from visual and selling support were made redundant on Wednesday in other stores.”

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A source connected with one of the Scottish Dunnes Stores - who wished to remain anonymous - described how “staff have been informed of closures.”

She added: “There are about 20 staff in each of the stores. They are upset and angry after recent closures in Clydebank and Glasgow. They believed they were okay.”

A spokeswoman for Debenhams said: “As part of the implementation of the Debenhams Redesigned strategy, a review of our store structure has been undertaken. The review has identified significant cost savings by reducing the complexity of management roles in stores as well as processes to optimise and standardise ways of working.

“We are currently consulting with individuals affected and will seek redeployment opportunities where possible. We envisage our new structure being fully in place by the end of March.”

Dunnes Stores has yet to respond to the Evening Times’ request for comment.