Wetherspoon has announced that they intend to axe between 400 and 450 jobs at airports and 1,000 staff have been written too.
“The decision is mainly a result of a downturn in trade in these pubs, linked with the large reduction in passenger numbers using the airports,” said John Hutson, the company’s chief executive.
He added, “We should emphasise that no firm decisions have been made at this stage.”
Wetherspoon will listen to its staff to reduce the number of compulsory redundancies. The jobs cuts will take place at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.
“Wetherspoon is proposing to collectively consult with employees through an employment representative committee, which will be established for this purpose,” Hutson added.