Thomas Cook has entered a 90-consultation with some of its UK employees on a three-year programme to "transform its operations".
The consultation will consider plans to:
- Close 195 high street stores, whilst retaining 874 outlets on British high streets
- Place a number of administrative and managerial roles at risk, at Head Offices in Peterborough and Preston, whilst proposing the closure of its Accrington office
- Change some terms and conditions in order to make further efficiencies, thereby safeguarding additional roles
- Thomas Cook currently employees 15,500 people in the UK and it is anticipated that approximately 2,500 full-time roles will go if the proposed changes go ahead.
Bradford Council is seeking urgent talks with travel giants Thomas Cook in the hope of salvaging something from the shock announcement that the company plans to shut its city centre offices with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Chris Kiddey reports.
Travel expert Sandra Murray has been reacting to the news of job losses.
Speaking to Calendar within the last few minutes, Yorkshire travel writer David Hoyle has been reacting to the news of job losses at Thomas Cook in Bradford.
Hundreds of jobs at Thomas Cook in Bradford are to be lost after the travel company announced it is closing its call centre in the city by March next year.
537 people work at the Godwin Street site. 69 positions are going to be created in Birkenshaw, but that will leave 468 redundancies. A further 244 positions will be created at other sites around the country, which those affected can apply for.