Lidl fire - workers won't lose out

PUBLISHED: 09:28 18 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

WORKERS from the fire-damaged store Lidl will be redeployed and not lose their jobs, according to a spokesman.

WORKERS from the fire-damaged store Lidl will be redeployed and not lose their jobs, according to a spokesman.

Although the extent of the damage caused to the Worle store this morning (Mon) is not yet known, Lidl staff have been assured they will not be let go.

A spokesman for the supermarket giant said: "Workers have been told about the fire and a message will have gone out from the regional manager.

"At the moment obviously workers cannot go to work, but we have other shops in the area, such as Winterstoke Road, so staff will be redeployed.

"It is impossible to tell what damage has been caused but we have been told the building will probably collapse in a few hours.

"We won't know the full cost of the fire for days, maybe even weeks."

The blaze broke out at 2.30am this morning and the cause is not yet known.

Keep an eye on this website for further updates.

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