Celtic Manor job losses ‘short sighted and cruel’

09 Jul 2020
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GMB has called on Terry Matthews to ‘put his hand in his very well lined pocket’ to save over 450 jobs at the famous hotel.

Today the hotel announced that around half of jobs are at risk due to reduced demand as a consequence of the COVID19 pandemic. 

The Union has promised to do all it can to support its members affected and is calling on the hotel’s owner, to pay to furlough the staff that have helped make him Wales’ first billionaire.

Lorraine Gaskell, GMB regional organiser said:

“This is terrible news for Newport.

“This workforce has helped to make Terry Matthews the first billionaire in Wales, so we think it’s only right that in these unprecedented times, he puts his hand into his very well lined pocket and keeps the staff on furlough.

“This decision is short sighted and cruel.  When this pandemic passes, he will need their skills, hard work and dedication to keep the Celtic Manor Resort as one of Wales premier venues. GMB will do all we can to support our members who are affected.”

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