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- ▼ June (19)
- ► 2011 (145)
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Bradford MPs George Galloway and Gerry Sutcliffe today met with the national leader of the trade union representing the Thomas Cook employees at the Houses of Parliament.
The MPs pledged their full support to the union and its general secretary Manuel Cortes in their fight to save more than 500 jobs in Bradford city centre.
The MPs are commissioning an impact assessment from Bradford University and are asking the chief executive of Thomas Cook to meet them urgently so that the building 'does not become another shrink-wrapped mausoleum in the city centre,' Galloway said.
The union is still involved in the 90-day consultation process with the Cook management, with the jobs slated to go next March.
Galloway added, 'Gerry and I are determined to do everything we possibly can to save these crucial jobs.'