Jobs at risk as struggling Comet seeks to go into administration

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A trade union has urged its members working at struggling electrical retailer Comet to get in touch urgently.

It is being widely reported that Comet, which has outlets across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, has applied to the High Court to enter administration next week (November 5).

John Hannett, general secretary of the shopworkers’ union Usdaw said: “This is disastrous news for Comet’s 6,500 employees and more grim news for the UK High Street and economy. We urge any administrators appointed to keep stores trading for as long as possible to enable a buyer or buyers to be found.

 

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