Fired on Tuesday, re-hired Thursday

Chemist Outlet's Nowra Lane store. Image: Google
Chemist Outlet's Nowra Lane store. Image: Google

The immediate future may be uncertain for employees of two pharmacies after a deal with Chemist Warehouse reportedly fell through

NSW’s South Coast Register reports that the Junction Street and Nowra Lane Chemist Outlet stores were set to close “indefinitely” next week.

However a sign is reportedly now visible outside one of the stores declaring “Sorry we are now staying”.

The Register’s Rebecca Fist reports that Chemist Outlet staff at the two pharmacies were let go on Tuesday, 13 February and then re-hired on Thursday, February 15 after more information on the sale became apparent.

The news of the imminent closure had been a “shock” to both customers and staff, Ms Fist reports.

Customers had attended the two stores to get access to their account records so that they could gain access to the PBS safety net threshold later in the year.

“Job security remains shaky for employees,” the paper reports, with the two shops expected to keep trading until at least April.

Spokespeople for the stores and their management office declined to comment.

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