Fears for tourism workers as National Trust announces widespread job cuts

Thu, 30/07/2020 - 07:38 -- Editor

SDLP East Derry MLA Cara Hunter has expressed her concern at news that the National Trust are due to make 1,200 staff redundant and is seeking clarity on how this will impact the North. 

The East Derry MLA commented: “News today (29/07) that the National Trust are making approximately 1200 staff redundant is incredibly worrying. It is vital that we learn exactly what the impact of this will be in the North and how many local staff will be impacted.” 

“The National Trust is a large employer across the North Coast and job losses at this scale will have a significant impact on the local economy and tourism industry. I have been contacted by staff in the Giants Causeway and Carrickarede sites who are deeply worried about their jobs as a result of this news.” 

“I will be seeking urgent clarity from senior officials at the National Trust locally to see if jobs will be cut across the North and seek to provide support for the impacted staff.”