Kirk official says voiceless BHS staff need someone to stick up for them
Published on 15 June, 2016
A Church employee who used to work for British Home Stores said she launched a campaign to "achieve justice" for staff and pensioners because "someone has to stick up for them".
Lin Macmillan, Secretary of the Church's Housing and Loan fund, who worked as a manager for BHS during the 1980s, has given more than 20 TV and radio interviews and has spoken to many newspaper reporters to highlight her cause following the collapse of the company.
Earlier today she was interviewed by James Matthews of Sky News as former BHS owner Sir Philip Green faced a grilling by MPs at Westminster in London.
The billionaire has vowed to sort out the pensions "mess" and claimed his advisers were working on a "resolvable and sortable" solution for 20,000 members of the BHS scheme.
Moral and ethical responsibility
Ms Mcmillan, who used to work for BHS in Aberdeen and Lincoln, has created a petition "Sell the Yachts and Pay the Pensions" to increase the pressure on Sir Philip who sold BHS for a pound last year while leaving a pension deficit of £571m.
She believes the Green family have a moral and ethical responsibility to bail out the pension fund, which is estimated to have a deficit of £571m.
Ms Mcmillan is based at the Church's offices in Edinburgh.