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Tribunal rules against Deloitte, awards multi-million payout to former Comet workers

Thousands of former employees at collapsed retailer have been awarded damages by an employment tribunal. Over 2,000 ex-Comet staff filed a suit against Comet and administrators Deloitte alleging that they were not properly consulted prior to its closure in 2012. In total it was ruled that 6,889 workers were mistreated, …

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Assassin’s Creed Unity "can’t be done on current-gen"

Ubisoft won’t be bringing its latest Assassin’s Creed entry to PS3 and Xbox 360. In an interview with GameSpot, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft Tony Key said the publisher wouldn’t be able to launch a previous-gen edition of Unity. It’s built for next-gen; it can’t be …

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PS3 and 360 Assassin’s Creed title still due in 2014

Ubisoft has reiterated its desire to release an Assassin’s Creed title on last-gen titles this year. The publisher first said that an AC game would hit PS3 and Xbox 360 when it announced Assassin’s Creed: Unity for PS4, Xbox One and PC in March. Now CVG reports that Ubisoft boss …

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The end comes for Comet as all stores prepare to close doors tomorrow

Administrator Deloitte has confirmed that all remaining Comet stores will close their doors tomorrow (December 18th). Many closed for good over the weekend. The move will result in the loss of some 6,600 jobs just days before Christmas. 2.1m in holiday and back pay will be paid to employees. It …

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Deloitte confirms closure of 125 additional Comet stores

Hopes that Comet will emerge from its administration appear to be fading after the biggest store closure plan so far was revealed by Deloitte. Comet is to close an additional 125 stores over the next several weeks”, leaving just 70 stores trading in an effort to sell off remaining stock. …

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735 fresh job losses confirmed at Comet

In the latest chapter of the on-going Comet administration process, the firm has confirmed that 735 additional employees have been made redundant. Administrator for Comet, Deloitte, broke the news this afternoon, announcing the job losses, which were based in the firm’s head office, central functions and home delivery network. There …

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Comet staff offered Xmas lifeline by Dixons Retail

Sebastian James, group CEO of Dixons Retail, has told Radio 5 Live this morning that the firm hopes to offer Comet staff around 2,000 jobs over Christmas. Comet,which went into administration last week,is currently still trading, but its 7,000 employees all risk losing their jobs before the holidays. James commented:"Comet …

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OpCapita’s Comet to cut 1,000 jobs

OpCapita, the company that has tabled an offer to pay off GAME’s lenders, has put 1,000 Comet staff on notice of losing their jobs. That represents about 30 per cent of the workforce, The Sun reports. OpCapita has already cut 450 engineer positions and put hundreds” of call centre staff …

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Comet fights back in Microsoft dispute

Retailer Comet has pledged to fight its corner in the dispute with Microsoft over the manufacturing of 94k Windows recovery discs. Yesterday MCV reported that Microsoft was suing Comet for producing what it claimed were thousands of counterfeit Windows CDs” that it then supplied to unsuspecting customers in the UK”. …

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Comet accused of selling counterfeit Windows copies

Big box retailer Comet is being taken to court by Microsoft following accusations that it has been selling illegal copies of Windows XP and Windows Vista. Microsoft alleges that Comet produced over 94,000 illegal copies of Windows recovery discs. As detailed in the complaint filed today, Comet produced and sold …

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