Staff at Thomas Cook stores – targeted for closure as part of a nationwide cuts plan – have said they are still in the dark about their future.
The holidays giant is cutting 2,500 jobs, by closing 195 travel agents and axing around 900 back-office staff, as part of a major turnaround plan for the business.
Thomas Cook has identified the Thomas Cook store in High Street Dudley and two former Co-op travel shops, in Stafford Street, Stafford, and in Kings Square, West Bromwich, for closure.
A total of 19 staff are affected across the three stores.
The closures affect both Thomas Cook stores and former Co-op Travel shops that merged with the holiday business in 2010.
But in West Bromwich the future of the Co-operative Travel shop in the King’s Square shopping centre remains unclear.
Staff at the shop which used to be Going Places say they are still in the dark about any closure and are waiting to hear from head office about their fate.
Joanna Wild, managing director of the Thomas Cook Co-operative retail network, said: “”Following careful consideration, we have announced that three stores are proposed to close in your region and we are working with those colleagues who are affected.”