Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Thomas Cook shop closures

Thomas Cook is closing 200 shops.

It has already put 22 closures in motion, some closed and some still in consultation, losing 109 posts (though some staff to be redeployed).
They include shops in Hinckley, Birkenhead, Grimsby, Coventry, Northampton, Morley (W. Yks.), Stockton on Tees, Tunbridge Wells, Ayr,
St Helens, Bangor (N. Wales), Cleethorpes, Sheffield, Gainsborough, Melksham.

Today Thomas Cook is announcing a further 115 closures. 661 further jobs are threatened. Staff are being informed today.

There will be a further 63 closures over the next 2 years, causing further unknown job losses.

That adds up to 200 shop closures, more than 770 posts lost and more to be lost later - although some staff will be redeployed.

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