Sep 24, 2019

Thomas Cook worker: 'I've been thrown under a bus'

Thomas Cook staff say they have been stranded overseas and fear they will not receive thousands of pounds in wages, following the collapse of the world's oldest tour operator. Thomas Cook went into administration in the early hours of Monday morning after negotiations to raise fresh funding failed, leaving 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide - including 9,000 in the UK. Peter Fankhauser, the chief executive of the firm, apologised to staff and customers after the collapse. Married couple Hayley and Dan worked at Thomas Cook for a combined total of 34 years before they lost the jobs they loved. The mother of a Thomas Cook entertainment worker based in Cyprus says "Vulnerable" young staff have been left to fend for themselves. David Crighton, a Thomas Cook pilot for 20 years, said losing his job had felt "Like a bereavement".

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