Jobs under threat as Thomas Cook plan to cut workersBy Jennie Slevin
March 06, 2013
Plans to close nearly 200 high street stores and axe 2,500 jobs in the UK and Ireland may go ahead as Thomas Cook enters into a tense consultation.
Workers in High Street, Bracknell and Market Place, Wokingham may be threatened as travel operator bosses meet today (Wednesday) to decide the best way to evolve the business.
Peter Fankhauser, Thomas Cook UK & Ireland’s CEO, said: “Thomas Cook is a much loved brand that needs to make the proposed changes to secure our future and provide continued employment for many thousands across the UK and better meet the needs of our customers going forward.
“It is never easy to make decisions that impact directly on our people, but we also owe it to our customers to operate efficiently and ensure that when they book their holiday with us our administrative costs are as low as possible."
A spokesman from the company added that details of affected stores would be released following the consultation.