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Protest in solidarity with Thomas Cook occupiers

Issue No. 2162

Workers in occupation at two travel agents shops in Dublin are asking for urgent protests outside Thomas Cook shops in Britain in solidarity with their struggle.

Twenty workers occupied a Thomas Cook shop on Friday after they were told they were being sacked with immediate effect.

The Dublin branch of Direct Holidays, which is owned by Thomas Cook, also went into occupation on Saturday as workers believed it was threatened with immediate closure.

The Irish High Court has ordered the occupiers to leave but the sit-ins continue. The workers’ TSSA union general secretary Gerry Doherty has been summoned to the court on Monday.

Trade unionists and campaigners are set to protest outside the Grafton Street store tomorrow to show their support for the workers.

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