The bankruptcy administrator of Thomas Cook has delivered last Friday the letter of dismissal to the employees of this British tour operator, who declared bankruptcy in September 2019, after having been the second largest tourist group worldwide.
As reported by a spokesman for workers in Palma, after the signing of this letter, from next week employees can collect the settlement and request unemployment.
The dismissal letters have been delivered to the 675 workers of Destination Incoming, a Thomas Cook company based in Palma and which also has staff in the Canary Islands and the peninsula. In December, the employees signed the agreement for the Employment Regulation File (ERE) derived from the bankruptcy of the tour operator.
As of now, only a dozen people remain in the company after a process that has lasted several months. After the bankruptcy of the operator, thousands of tourists were trapped in their destinations and had to be repatriated in what was the largest operation of these characteristics of World War II.
Specifically, the British tour operator broke down on September 23. After this, the Government of Spain approved a package of urgent measures, for more than 700 million euros aimed at alleviating the insolvency effects of the business group, as well as strengthening and improving the competitiveness of the tourism sector.
For its part, the Balearic Government also approved a series of actions at the regional level, with aid for workers in a competitive situation and measures to provide liquidity to companies affected by default, among others.