20 October 2011
Co-operative Travel workers to get redundancy payments?
Expert employment law advice could be needed by up to 300 members of staff facing potential redundancy at the Co-operative Travel.
The organisation has revealed that following the completion of its merger with Thomas Cook, most of its business currently taken care of at its head office will move to the other firm's base in Peterborough.
Consequently, as many as 300 employees in areas of the country such as Manchester, Rotherham, Lichfield, Burslem and Ilkeston could be set to lose their jobs.
The Co-operative - which is part of a group that employs more than 110,000 individuals in total - has confirmed it has begun a 90-day period of consultation with staff regarding possible redundancy,
However, it stopped short of stating exactly how many positions are under threat.
Simon Robinson, joint venture chief executive officer, commented: "We have shared with our colleagues the location proposals and the steps we'll take to support them through this process."
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Posted by Francesca Witney