'Pay us now' - Former Thomas Cook staff demand government support

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The mayor of Greater Manchester leads calls outside the Conservative Party conference for former staff to get their unpaid wages.

Former Thomas Cook staff have demanded the government steps in with financial support, following the holiday company's collapse.

Chants of"pay us now" were heard outside the Conservative Party conference, as dozens of ex-employees protested after not receiving their wages on Monday. Some of the 9,000 staff who lost their jobs wore their old uniforms as they held placards reading"Bankers bailed out, Thomas Cook kicked out" outside the Manchester Convention Centre., entering compulsory liquidation after failing to secure a rescue deal with new investors.

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, led calls outside the conference for the government to give former staff their unpaid wages and redundancy packages."Thousands of people in Greater Manchester woke up last week to the news that they didn't have a job, and today they were expecting a pay cheque and of course it has not arrived," Mr Burnham said.

He went on to explain what he thinks the government should be doing to help those who have lost their jobs:"Get payments made without any delay - so that's both unpaid wages and redundancy, which is obviously a statutory service.


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Condor in Germany will get both federal and state support. Why is this not possible in Britain?

No chance the government should pay up! How about someone gets the fat cats at the top of thomas cook take some responsibility

Demand it from the German owners not the UK.

Surely the government will show some of that good old Dunkerque spirit they've been banging on about......

No! The private company went bust! ... That's life!

What not campaign out the front of the TC CEO and leadership team first, they let you down and have the bulk of TC money!

Sends a link for Universal Credit online application...

Awww they already offered imaginary money to everyone else! Hang on...I know someone who has plenty...DUPleader can you help out

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