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Manuel Cortes On Thomas Cook Boss 'Fat Cat' Denials

29 September 2019

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has hit out at media comments from Thomas Cook’s Chief Executive, Peter Fankhauser, in which he denies being a fat cat.

Manuel Cortes said: “The facts speak far louder than Fankhauser's weak pathetic denials. The truth is he is the fat cat who oversaw the collapse of a company that had been with us for almost 200 years.

“He may claim he’s not a fat cat but that simply does not stand up to scrutiny. Unlike employees he walks away having been paid millions of pounds. It’s our members who are paying the price for his greed and inability to properly run Thomas Cook.

“Fankhauser has the cheek to say he is heartbroken about the collapse of Thomas Cook but not half as heartbroken as our members who have lost their jobs because of his mismanagement.

“If he is sincerely sorry for what has happened while he was at the helm then he will have no problem appearing in front of the Parliamentary inquiry by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee into Thomas Cook’s demise.”

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