Boston’s Comet store faces an uncertain future following an announcement the company is to go into administration.
The electrical chain is one of the biggest companies to fall victim to the recession in the last few years.
“This is disastrous news for Comet’s 6,500 employees and more grim news for the UK High Street and econom,” said John Hannett, general secretary of the shopworkers’ union Usdaw.
“We urge any administrators appointed to keep stores trading for as long as possible to enable a buyer or buyers to be found.
“While every failure in the retail sector has its own specific causes, there can be no doubt that the continuing squeeze on people’s incomes caused by the government’s reckless austerity policies lies behind much of the sectors’ current difficulties.”
He added: “Usdaw members employed by Comet should contact their local union office as soon as possible.”
The Boston store is located in Alban Retail Park, Grantham Road.