Staff pay delayed again
Troubled retailer Kwik Save has been granted a second extension, at a High Court hearing today to prove it has secured additional funds to save it from administration.

However, retail union Usdaw has slammed the beleaguered discount chain after it announced late last night that it would not be paying staff today or making redundancy payments to workers who lost their jobs last month.

Usdaw national officer Joanne McGuinness said: 'This is a totally unacceptable way to treat a hard-working and loyal workforce that has performed miracles keeping the company afloat. It is not good enough to tell the union the night before that staff wouldn't receive wages they have worked hard for.

'Usdaw has also written to all our members who were expecting their redundancy packages today informing them they won't be paid the money they are entitled to.'

Kwik Save has endured a turbulent few weeks, having closed 21 stores on top of the 79 shops it closed last month.

However, the retailer's biggest existing investor, Irish property tycoon Brendan Murtagh, is understood to be trying to raise additional funds and is thought to want to rebrand Kwik Save as Freshxpress.