Ten staff made redundant at Diss Co-op now have jobs

Diss, Norfolk. The Co-Operative Food Store in Diss ENGANL00120140129150602

Diss, Norfolk. The Co-Operative Food Store in Diss ENGANL00120140129150602

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Ten of the 37 Co-operative Food staff in Diss made redundant this month have found alternative employment, a spokesperson for the chain has revealed.

The Diss Express broke the news in January that the Co-operative store, in Mere Street, was in talks with discount grocer Aldi about taking over the premises.

The store closed on Saturday at 6pm.

Aldi hope to open in the town by the end of this year.

A spokesperson for the Co-op told the Diss Express: “Of the store’s 37 members of staff, who are a mix of full and part time workers, ten have found alternative employment.

“We would like to thank the store team for their commitment and hard work, and our shoppers for their valued custom over the years.”

The Diss Express contacted the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) - the union responsible for the C0-op workers - but had not received a response at the time of going to press.

Last week, the Diss Express revealed Aldi had submitted a planning application to South Norfolk Council to extend and regenerate the existing building.

They are proposing a 40 square metre extension towards Park Road, which would reduce the number of parking spaces from 90 to 76, but would allow for more retail space.

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