Hays Travel to cut 878 jobs after travel to Spain banned

Hays Travel will cut up to 878 jobs out of a workforce of 4,500 people, the company announced today. Husband and wife owners John and Irene Hays said they were ‘devastated’ to be losing some of their ‘valued employees through no fault of their own’ amid the pandemic. They continued: ‘Following the decision to ban travel to Spain and the changes in furlough conditions coming at the same time, we have had no choice. ‘We are also devastated for everyone who may lose their job and we will do all…

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Hundreds packed into long queues at Heathrow again with ‘no social distancing’

It’s not the first time queues have been reported at the airport this month Frustrated travellers chanted ‘we want more staff’ as they were forced to queue for hours at passport control at Heathrow Airport this weekend.  Just three officials were seen on duty checking documents yesterday, leading to a backlog of hundreds of people crammed into a poorly ventilated room with ‘no social distancing’, said passengers. The airport has admitted the situation was ‘totally unacceptable’, but said it was the responsibility of the UK Border Force who control the…

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