Sep 27, 2019

Thomas Cook: "I put my uniform on and started to cry"

Former Thomas Cook employee Steve Kearney says he may struggle to make ends meet given that staff of the failed tour operator have not been paid. Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the 178-year-old holiday firm failed. Latest figures from the Insolvency Service show that 6,000 Thomas Cook staff in the UK have been made redundant and just over 3,000 employees are currently retained. Mr Kearney said he had received no information from Thomas Cook management, but was "Incensed" by two videos shared online of staff and executives at sister airline Condor celebrating a €380m bailout loan with the German government, while Thomas Cook was allowed to collapse into liquidation. Thomas Cook engineer John Tunstall had been with the company for 25 years.

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