TSSA appeals to Barrhead Travel over jobs

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has appealed to Barrhead Travel to work with our trade union to avoid job losses after it began consultations with staff to 'become leaner' due to the impact of Covid-19 on the travel trade.

Barrhead Travel has branches throughout Scotland and other parts of Britain. In a statement the company said it would be 'making the redundancies across a number of areas in the business and locations across our network.'

Cortes urged discussions with TSSA to find a way forward, calling on the Scottish Government, and Westminster to "step up and save jobs."

Manuel Cortes said: 

"I appeal to Barrhead Travel to work with us to save jobs and not throw the baby out with the bathwater. We need to come together with the Scottish Government to agree a plan for our travel trade which will not only prevent job losses at Barrhead but across the sector.

"High streets in Scotland are beginning to open and there will be a hunger to make holiday plans. I recognise how hard the Coronavirus crisis has been for our travel trade and our members, right across Britain.

"However, we can all find a positive way forward if Holyrood is prepared to step up and save jobs - while setting a good example to Ministers in London.

"It's said Nicola Sturgeon has had a good crisis – well the SNP would do well to consider how they can help those whose jobs are under threat. That is a true test of Government."