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UK News Crying staff leave Thomas Cook HQ as company collapses

09:25  24 september  2019
09:25  24 september  2019 Source:   uk.finance.yahoo.com

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Staff left its UK offices with their heads down, as thousands of employees 'don't even know if they'll be paid this month.'.

Staff left its UK offices with their heads down, as thousands of employees 'don't even know if they'll be paid this month.'.

a group of people that are standing in the grass: Devastated staff left Thomas Cook's head office on Monday. Photo: SWNS Devastated staff left Thomas Cook's head office on Monday. Photo: SWNS

Devastated staff filed out of Thomas Cook’s head office with their heads down on Monday after the travel firm’s collapse.

Staff could be seen in tears as they left the iconic British holiday company’s HQ in Peterborough, some carrying boxes of their belongings.

The collapse of the world’s oldest travel company late last night left thousands of staff waking up to find themselves out of work.

Cabin crew are among those stranded alongside an estimated 600,000 customers stuck around the world without return flights home.

The UK government has launched plans using other airlines’ planes to repatriate an estimated 150,000 British residents who are among those stranded overseas.

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Staff left its UK offices with their heads down, as thousands of employees 'don't even know if they'll be paid this month.'.

Staff left its UK offices with their heads down, as thousands of employees 'don't even know if they'll be paid this month.'.

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Officials said it marked the biggest repatriation effort in British peacetime history after Thomas Cook buckled under the weight of intense competition, huge debts and a failure to secure a bailout deal in recent months.

Several Thomas Cook employees shared their sadness at the news on social media, with one saying they were “absolutely devastated” to be heading to a Jobcentre after more than two decades ago.

a woman in a red car: Devastated staff left Thomas Cook's head office on Monday. Photo: SWNS © Provided by Oath Inc. Devastated staff left Thomas Cook's head office on Monday. Photo: SWNS

Another wrote on Facebook that she was “utterly heartbroken,” adding: “I don’t know what I’ll do from here.”

A spokesperson for the British Airline Pilot’s Association (Balpa) said the union would do everything to help staff find other jobs.

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Staff left its UK offices with their heads down, as thousands of employees 'don't even know if they'll be paid this month.'.

Thomas Cook has collapsed after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the 178-year-old Are you a Thomas Cook customer or member of staff ? If you've been affected by the issues raised here If you are happy to be contacted by a BBC journalist please leave a telephone number that we can

The spokesperson said: “While detailed plans to repatriate passengers have been carefully put together and Ministers have and will continue to claim the credit for that, the staff have been stabbed in the back without a second’s thought.

“Despite continuing to keep Thomas Cook going in recent weeks with dignity and integrity while their own futures were being secretly decided we don’t even know if staff will get a pay cheque this month. It is despicable. Thomas Cook pilots and all staff deserve better than this.”

Prime minister Boris Johnson vowed to help get passengers home, but brushed off claims the government should have intervened with a bailout of the company.

"It is a very difficult situation and obviously our thoughts are very much with the customers of Thomas Cook, the holiday makers who may now face difficulties getting home we will do our level best to get them home," he told reporters.

a man holding a frisbee in the park: Devastated staff left Thomas Cook's head office on Monday. Photo: SWNS © Provided by Oath Inc. Devastated staff left Thomas Cook's head office on Monday. Photo: SWNS

Former Thomas Cook employees stage protests over being 'abandoned' by the Government .
Former Thomas Cook workers are staging protests in Westminster and at the Tory party conference in Manchester amid claims they were "abandoned" by the Government. Out of work staff will hand in petitions to 10 Downing Street and the Business Department, calling for a full inquiry into the travel giant's collapse and for the company's directors to pay back their bonuses. The workers will also call on Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom to make sure they receive their unpaid wages. © Provided by Oath Inc. File photo dated 23/09/19 of an information notice put up at Manchester Airport as the 178-year-old tour operator Thomas Cook ceased trading.

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