45 jobs to go with travel shop closures

Thomas Cook bookings down Thomas Cook has been cutting jobs and closing stores to reduce its debts

Related Stories

A total of 45 jobs are set to be lost Northern Ireland with the closure of six Co-operative Travel shops and two Thomas Cook branches.

Earlier this week, Thomas Cook said it was cutting 2,500 jobs across the UK and closing almost 200 stores.

The company has now confirmed it plans to close Thomas Cook stores in Carrickfergus and Newry.

Co-operative Travel shops in Strabane, Coleraine, Limavady, Newtownbreda, Antrim and Bangor are also set to shut.

Thomas Cook and the Co-operative Group merged their High Street travel businesses in 2010.

The move brought together 1,204 stores, but both Thomas Cook and Co-operative Travel retained their separate branding.

Joanna Wild, managing director of the Thomas Cook Co-operative retail network, said: "As a large retailer we regularly review our network to make sure we have the right stores in the right places for our customers and regrettably there are occasions where we need to close certain branches.

"Following careful consideration, we have announced that eight stores are proposed to close in the Northern Ireland region and we are working with those colleagues who are affected," she added.

Ms Wild added that her company wanted to "thank both our colleagues and customers for the commitment and understanding during this process".

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Northern Ireland stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage


  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world


  • Music scoreFinal score Watch

    Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop


  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Woman standingMysterious miracle

    It's extremely unusual and shouldn't give false hope, but what makes the body beat cancer on its own?

Programmes

  • A cyborg cockroachClick Watch

    The cyborg cockroach - why has a computer been attached to this insect’s nervous system?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.