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Thomas Cook staff not getting paid for work done. BALPA Gen Sec. “This is disgraceful”

BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton says it “is disgraceful” that Thomas Cook employees have not been paid for work done up until the company went into liquidation on Monday 23rd September.

Thomas Cook employees were expecting to be paid their salary today [30th September] for work done up until the company went into liquidation on Monday 23rd September, but no pay has arrived. Neither has any official notification or apology. It is deeply offensive to treat these loyal employees so shoddily.

BALPA raised this at the first meeting of the Government’s Thomas Cook National Taskforce last week but were unfortunately met with blank faces from two Secretaries of State and the official receiver.

Brian Strutton, BALPA General Secretary, said: “This is adding insult to injury. It’s awful enough for staff members to have lost their jobs overnight but to not receive salary for the work already done is absolutely disgraceful.

“It’s hard not to feel aggrieved at Thomas Cook management for this disaster. It is they who ran down cash so far that there isn’t even any left to pay wages owed, but did find the cash to keep the German airline, Condor, open for several days until the German government stepped in with some financing.”