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Woolies staff await payout news

A Woolworths store
Woolworths is due to close its last stores on Tuesday

Jersey's Woolworths staff should find out whether they will get a special redundancy payout from the States within six weeks.

That is according to Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur as politicians prepare to debate whether to allocate 140,000 for the staff.

Woolworths workers have been told that UK statutory redundancy payouts do not apply in the Channel Islands.

The King Street branch is one of 800 stores closing.

Guernsey and Jersey's branches have already closed and the UK's last 200 Woolworths shops close on Tuesday.

More than 2,500 people have signed the petition launched by staff at the King Street store in St Helier.

It is not known whether the 73 former staff at Woolworths in Guernsey will also go without compensation of some sort.

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