Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Thomas Cook workers to hear new company proposal

A proposal to end the row between management and staff at Thomas Cook's Dublin operations is due to be put to workers today.

The union representing staff, the TSSA, is holding a meeting with the employees this morning to outline a proposal agreed late last night following talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

Almost 80 workers are being made redundant following the company's decision to close its two Dublin stores.

They staged a sit-in protest at the Grafton Street outlet last week to highlight their anger at the handling of the situation and the redundancy terms being offered.

They were later removed from the building by Gardai enforcing a court order.

Thomas Cook has offered five weeks' pay per year of service as part of the redundancy deal, but the staff are pushing for eight weeks' pay, saying the company was well able to pay its chief executive £7m last year.

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