Wilko announces two store closures in Northern Lincolnshire


Wilko announces two store closures in Northern Lincolnshire

16 Wilko stores are set to close this year resulting in up to 300 job losses according to GMB union.

Sadly, the Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe branches are included in this list.

According to a Wilko spokesperson, the decision comes as result of leases which are nearing their end, adding that favourable terms have not been agreed.

Roger Jenkins, GMB National Officer, said:

“These closures are devastating for Wilko workers and the communities who use them.

“It’s yet another nail in the High Street’s coffin and GMB calls on councils and landlords to review commercial leases and offer lower rents.

“Empty high streets and shopping centres are in no one’s interest and but with 400 shops a week closing, this is inevitable – unless the costs of premises can be reduced.

“GMB will now meet with Wilko members to discuss our next steps.”

The Scunthorpe store is due to close on the 12th of March, with the Cleethorpes store remaining open until the 1st of October.

Updates to follow.