Markets boss feels bullied

FREMANTLE MARKETS CEO Natasha Atkinson (right) is accusing veteran stall owner Carmen Jankowski of using the media to bully her.

Ms Atkinson wrote to Ms Jankowski following the Herald’s front page story last week, in which the 54-year-old markets veteran outlined her distress at her eviction (“Unlike,” Herald, Saturday, June 7, 2014).

“Once again, it is disappointing this is how things have turned out however after today’s article it is clear we are unable to have a business relationship and it is best we part ways,” Ms Atkinson writes.

“I would like to say that I am disappointed you resorted to bullying me with media considering I tried to work with you for the benefit of your stall and the Markets.”

Ms Jankowski says all lines of communications had been severed even though she wants to appeal the decision to throw her out of the council-owned markets at the end of the month.

“They have cut me off entirely,” she says. “It’s unfair.”

Ms Atkinson did not respond to the Herald’s questions regarding Ms Jankowski’s claim the Markets had been heavy-handed.

The markets are owned by the council but are managed privately under a long-term contract.


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