JD Wetherspoon has written to 1000 employees at six of its airports sites – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, and Birmingham – to tell them that a possible 450 positions are at risk of redundancy.
In a statement, Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson said. “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.
“We should emphasise that no firm decisions have been made at this stage.
“The company will listen to suggestions from staff to help avoid or reduce the number of compulsory redundancies which are required.
“Wetherspoon is proposing to collectively consult with employees through an employment representative committee, which will be established for this purpose.”
Pictured is JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin.