Over 2,000 job cuts at Thomas Cook is a tragedy for those affected says Unite, Britain's biggest union, as the company today (6 March) announced major cuts across its retail network and cuts to its administrative and back office staff.
Unite represents workers at Thomas Cook's airline but has expressed support for the workers and unions across the company's retail network who are the victims of today's decision.
Unite national officer, Oliver Richardson said:
"The jobs cuts are a devastating blow for Thomas Cook staff across the retail network - it is yet another dark day for Britain's high streets. We want to express our support for the workforce affected and our sister unions at Thomas Cook.
"Unite also has its own redundancy situation at the airline amongst cabin crew. We are demanding that the cuts and the changes to terms and conditions are negotiated properly between the unions and the company for the fairest deal possible for staff, who are working under extremely difficult circumstances."
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Notes to editors: Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.