Commenting on the news that the Italian restaurant chain, Carluccio’s has today (Monday 30 March) filed for administration, putting 2,000 jobs at risk, Unite national officer, Dave Turnbull, said:

“News of Carluccio’s collapse into administration could not come at a worse time for staff reeling from the coronavirus outbreak.

“Staff were only last week at their wits' end after the company announced a grotesque 50 per cent wage cut for March in response to the crisis. Now they’ve lost their jobs.

“It’s a shabby way to treat loyal staff. No worker should be left to pay the price for a company’s mismanagement and bad boardroom decisions.

"Like so many of its rivals Carluccio’s expanded too quickly after it was bought by the Dubai-based conglomerate Landmark Group in 2010.

“Carluccio’s directors and administrators must now do the decent thing in these unprecedented times and put the workers first.

"This collapse reflects very badly on the company’s directors and owner Landmark Group, who have put profit and their get rich quick scheme ahead of their hardworking staff for too long.

“Unite will be straining every sinew to ensure these workers get the sick pay, holiday pay and any outstanding wages and tips they’re owed, as well as pushing for a decent redundancy package.”

ENDS

During the coronavirus crisis Unite is working to keep workers and the public safe, to defend jobs and to protect incomes.

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