Peterborough Thomas Cook staff toast travel giant as they put on uniform for the final time

Former Thomas Cook staff said a fond farewell to the company - and a huge thank you to Peterborough - with a glass of fizz at a final get together.

Friday, 27th September 2019, 10:32 am
Thomas Cook staff say a fond farewell to the firn

Eight former staff who had worked at the travel giant for years put on their uniforms for the final time as they met outside the Serpentine Green branch last night.

There were smiles and a few tears as they reminisced about their time working at the Hampton and Queensgate branches, and they raised a toast to their former colleagues.

Chloe Yeoman, who was the manager at the Serpentine Green branch, said everyone wanted to say thank you to everyone in Peterborough who had offered support.

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Thomas Cook staff say a fond farewell to the firn

She: "The past week has been so overwhelming. The support we have had from other companies, and the help everyone has offered has been amazing.

"I think it has settled in now. Last weekend (during the speculation about the company's future' was like a bad dream.

"There was the hope that it wouldn't happen. We never thought it would happen, and it did take a while to sink i.

"The thing about working at Thomas Cook was that it was like a family. We have all made friends for life working here. Everyone has been supporting one another."

The group said working at Thomas Cook was like being part of a family

Chloe also said a thank you to all the loyal customers who had used the firm over the years.

The group said they were all now looking for other jobs, as they have not been paid for the last month's work.