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Up to 100 Thomas Cook HQ jobs being cut

Up to 100 jobs are under threat at Thomas Cook’s UK base in Peterborough as part of wider cost cutting measures.

A 30-day consultation with staff has started at the offices which employ around 1,100 people.

The company confirmed: “Following our retail announcement in March about the need to transform our UK business, we have proposed some changes that affect a number of roles based in our Peterborough office.”

It is possible that up to 100 roles will be impacted.

Chief of tour operating Will Waggott said: “These proposals are part of our ongoing programme to drive greater efficiencies across the business, putting a rigorous focus on cost to ensure Thomas Cook is fit for the future.

“They have not been taken lightly and we are doing all we can to support our colleagues who are impacted through the consultation process.”

Thomas Cook announced three months ago it would cut 300 jobs across the country as it looked to reduce its travel shops by 21 to 566 outlets.

The company, which is looking to sell its airline following two profit warnings last year, issues first half financial results tomorow (Thursday).

 

 

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