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TSSA Welcomes Thomas Cook Commitment To High St

31 May 2019

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has welcomed assurances from travel firm, Thomas Cook, that the company is "absolutely committed" to retain a presence on the high street.

Thomas Cook has also told TSSA that no major changes to the current operating model are expected over the short to medium term.

The news comes after Thomas Cook reported £1.5bn losses for the first half of this year, blaming Brexit for a delay to customers making summer holiday plans.

TSSA has been speaking to the company after expressing serious concerns about members’ jobs.

Manuel Cortes said: “We of course welcome this commitment from Thomas Cook that they have no plans to leave our High Streets. Our members and many customers will be delighted to hear this.

“I’m also pleased that the company seems to feel that for the foreseeable future the Thomas Cook business model is not under undue stress.

“However we remain committed to fight for our members jobs at Thomas Cook and will press the company about the detail of their plans – especially around the number of high street shops facing potential closure in the coming weeks and months.

“It's utterly disgusting that Brexit, a policy developed on the playing fields of Eton, is hurting ordinary hard-working Britons.”

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