One other blow for Renfrewshire staff as Hays Journey pronounces mass redundancies


Renfrewshire’s journey sector has been dealt one other devastating blow as Hays Journey pronounces plans to slash virtually 900 jobs.

The agency, which has retailers in Johnstone, Paisley and Braehead, says one fifth of its four,500-strong workforce will go because the enterprise struggles with the impression of coronavirus.

It’s the second native journey agent to substantiate job cuts – following an identical announcement from Barrhead Journey – and the most recent in an extended line of corporations primarily based at Glasgow Airport shredding 500 jobs at a fast price.

The information has devastated workers at Hays’ Johnstone and Paisley outlets specifically as each had been taken over by the corporate when Thomas Prepare dinner collapsed final 12 months.

Yesterday, the agency’s house owners John and Irene Hays mentioned they’d “made each attainable effort” to guard the roles of all of the agency’s employees, “together with those that had been employed when Hays Journey took on the Thomas Prepare dinner outlets final October”.

They mentioned: “We’re devastated that in any case of our efforts and the large funding we’ve made we now face shedding a few of our valued workers, by way of no fault of their very own.

“Following the choice to ban journey to Spain and the modifications in furlough situations coming on the identical time, now we have had no selection.

“We’re additionally devastated for everybody who might lose their job and we’ll do all we are able to in consultations to assist them, as we concentrate on retaining as many individuals as attainable and rebuilding client confidence by way of our famend pleasant and educated customer support.”

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The corporate hit the headlines after taking on 550 Thomas Prepare dinner shops 9 months in the past.

The married couple had been hailed ‘heroes of the excessive avenue’ after saving 1000’s of jobs that may have been axed in any other case.

However lots of these jobs will now go below the proposals.

The Sunderland-based firm mentioned it was now consulting with 344 employees coaching as journey consultants and the 534 who work within the international trade division.

Its skilled journey gross sales employees, apprentices and different head workplace employees usually are not affected by the cuts.

The information comes after Barrhead Journey additionally confirmed it was on the lookout for redundancies throughout its community of 76 shops, which incorporates retailers at Braehead and Glasgow Airport.

The corporate, which has its headquarters in Barrhead Major Road, additionally mentioned the Scottish Authorities’s requirement that individuals self-isolate for 14 days after coming back from Spain had had a large impression on their operations.

That call and a pointy fall in demand for international journey has additionally seen easyJet, certainly one of Glasgow Airport’s greatest airways, slash jobs on the Paisley transport hub.

The airline is at present consulting with workers over its plans to axe 1,300 crew and 727 pilots.

Jet2, which grounded flights from Glasgow Airport to Spain final week, is reducing round 100 pilot jobs and as many as 380 cabin crew employees.

And the assist providers contracted by the airways on the airport are collectively letting greater than 500 individuals go.

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Baggage handlers Swissport confirmed plans to axe 321 jobs on the airport, whereas Menzies Aviation is proposing a reduce of 160 employees, automotive park operator NCP 20 jobs and gasoline provider North Air an additional seven posts.

A marketing campaign to avoid wasting corporations primarily based at Glasgow Airport from financial wreck has been arrange by Unite.

The commerce union says extra must be finished to assist journey companies combating the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Its Save Scotland’s Airports marketing campaign, which calls for the UK and Scottish governments present focused assist for the civil aviation sector, comes after a research discovered the Renfrewshire and wider Scottish economic system may very well be decimated by the projected job losses.


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