Swindon John Lewis workers face anxious wait

By Barrie Hudson - 3 July 2020

CommunityBusiness

John Lewis staff in Swindon are in redundancy limbo as bosses decide whether stores across the country will reopen.

  • John Lewis has yet to announce which stores must remain closed

    John Lewis has yet to announce which stores must remain closed

The firm was reported in a national newspaper as considering making the closure of up to 10 branches permanent.

Swindon's - at Mannington Retail Park and the McArthur Designer Outlet - remain closed.

The company, part of the John Lewis Group which includes Watirose, insists that no decision has yet been made.

A spokesperson said: "The reality is that we have too much store space for the way people want to shop now, and we have shared this with our Partners.

"As difficult as it is, it is highly unlikely we will reopen all our John Lewis stores.

"However, no decision has been made and any details would be shared with Partners first by the middle of July."

 

 

Your Comments

Be the first to comment on this article

Login or Register to post a comment on this article

Registered in England & Wales. No: 4513027, Positive Media Group, Old Bank House, 5 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4BJ