The Adelphi Hotels Union RMT said it would intensify the public and political campaign to defend jobs, the loss of which would be another serious blow to the Liverpool economy.
More than 80 employees at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool are to be laid off after the government’s current vacation arrangements expire at the weekend, the workers’ union said.
According to the union, the workers are victims of the government’s temporary work program, which expires at the end of the month.
The union leaders say that the expiration of the vacation regulation will lead to job losses.
It will be replaced by a new Job Support Scheme, under which employers will now have to pay a larger share of the wages of workers on leave in addition to their social security and pension contributions.
The current “Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”, under which workers on leave received 80% of their salary, expires on October 31.
The union urged the government to increase support for hotels in Tier 3 areas, while advice is not to travel to such areas in the “very high” category of Covid restrictions.
said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash: “It is shocking and surprising news that the staff of world-renowned Adelphi will face this cruel attack on their livelihoods when the vacation plan comes to an end.
Plans for job losses at the city center 402-room hotel first became known in July when it was reported that they were due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the hospitality industry.
He added: “RMT will continue to do everything we can to defend our members’ livelihoods and the Liverpool economy, and we call on everyone to join in this important campaign.
The anger was great when the first staff members learned about it when they read about it in Echo.
In an email sent by the hotel’s general manager and seen by ECHO, the staff apologized for being “angry and confused” by the article.
In the end, the staff promised to talk to them personally “about the next phase” as soon as the process had been agreed upon.
It explained that management wanted to inform employees of the decision as soon as possible – but that no agreement had yet been reached with RMT. He said management “was not aware” that RMT “will contact you directly”.
The Adelphi owners Britannia Hotel Group were asked to comment on the union’s demands.