Thomas Cook staff owed seven weeks of pay forced to use foodbanks

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Compilation of Thomas Cook staff meeting at Manchester airport
Tearful staff met Union officers at yesterday (Picture: Getty, Chris Neill/Maverick Photography)

Furious staff slammed their ‘greedy bosses’ after studying colleagues have been forced to use meals banks after the corporate’s dramatic collapse on Monday.

Many are nonetheless ready for seven weeks value of pay and are seething at bosses for awarding themselves £50 million in bonuses because the world’s oldest journey agency struggled to survive.

Hundreds of former staff met union reps at Manchester Airport yesterday in a bid to get well the 1000’s they’ve misplaced in unpaid wages.

But they’ve been warned not to count on any cash on Monday – when they’re due to be paid.

Senior administration are anticipated to be probed on allegations they funnelled tens of millions from the arm of the airline to cease German subsidiary Condor from taking place, proper earlier than Thomas Cook went into liquidation.

DAILY MAIL PICTURE BY CHRIS NEILL - 07930-353682 - OVER 500 ''EX'' CABIN CREW MEMBERS HAVE GATHERED AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT TO A ATTAND A MEETING SET UP BY THE UNITED UNION, HELD AT THE RADDISON HOTEL THEY HAD THE CHANCE TO QUESTION WHERE THEY GO NEXT.....
The group of greater than 400 staff had been seething at bosses for handing themselves tens of millions in bonuses (Picture: Chris Neill/Maverick Photography)

The 178-year-old firm employed 20,000 individuals, 9,000 of whom are from the UK and had round 600 excessive avenue shops.

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Labour Commons Treasury committee member Wes Streeting stated: ‘Serious questions need to be asked not just of the latest crop of bosses but the former executives whose actions may have led to this catastrophe for Thomas Cook staff and customers.’

Yesterday officers warned a gaggle of greater than 400 cabin crew they had been unlikely to get any wages this month and could have to wait a very long time for redundancy pay.

Lawyers inspired them to be part of 100 colleagues who’ve agreed to take Thomas Cook to employment tribunals, the Daily Mail reported.

They say staff might be entitled to 90 days’ pay as compensation as a result of Thomas Cook unlawfully failed to preserve them within the loop in regards to the firm’s difficulties.

During the assembly tearful staff criticised the ‘disgusting’ actions of bosses and stated they had been ‘stealing our children’s futures’.

DAILY MAIL PICTURE BY CHRIS NEILL - 07930-353682 - OVER 500 ''EX'' CABIN CREW MEMBERS HAVE GATHERED AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT TO A ATTAND A MEETING SET UP BY THE UNITED UNION, HELD AT THE RADDISON HOTEL THEY HAD THE CHANCE TO QUESTION WHERE THEY GO NEXT.....CABIN CREW STAFF MEMBER BETTY KNIGHT WAS IN TEARS
Staff slammed the ‘disgusting’ actions of handsomely paid firm bosses (Picture: Chris Neill/Maverick Photography)
MANCHESTER, - SEPTEMBER 23: A Thomas Cook aircraft (FRONT) taxis at Manchester Airport for departure on September 23, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The collapse of the 178-year-old travel firm triggered a massive repatriation effort, as the British Civil Aviation Authority chartered aircraft to bring around 150,000 travelers back to the UK. The firm's closure also jeopardized 22,000 jobs worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
The world’s oldest journey agency went into liquidation on Monday after 178 years (Picture: Getty Images)

They stated they had been nervous sick about paying off their mortgages, had been utilizing charity meals vouchers and had been turning to pals for monetary help.

Cabin supervisor Mike Kilburn, 47, who served the corporate for 19 years, demanded administrators hand again their bonuses ‘so that money can be distributed to everyone here’.

He added: ‘It’s sickening they had been taking that quantity out of the agency – in my thoughts they’re crooks.’

Laura Tremarco, 39, additionally a cabin supervisor who labored for Thomas Cook for 22 years, stated she was due a £3,000 fee on Monday however wont see a penny.

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Unite’s Mike Gaskell stated: ‘We’ve seen movie star wages being taken out of a enterprise for what in the end was failure. People have a proper to be indignant.’

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