Fáilte Ireland Business Hub supports industry
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Awards for Foodservice Suppliers
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TD appeals for seasonal workers 'inclusion'

 Independent  Clare T.D. Michael McNamara has requested the Government to include seasonal workers in the tourism sector in the new Covid-19 unemployment payment scheme. mlmcnamara0320Speaking in the  Dáil, hesaid, 'tens of thousands of seasonal workers, who lost their jobs before they were about to start them, have found themselves without an income.'

'Hundreds if not thousands of these workers are employed in hotels, restaurants and pubs around County Clare during the peak tourism season, with many ending up on social welfare during the off-peak season. Under the terms of the COVID-19 payment scheme, any of these workers who had not resumed employment in the sector by February 29th have not qualified for the unemployment payment. This is particularly unfair considering many workers were due to resume their employment during late March or early April when the tourist season begins'.
 

'Green Leader' home course

The team at Fifty Shades Greener has worked alongside the Tourism and Hospitality industry for over 20 years, as hotel employees themselves. In this time of need, they want to  help upskill the workforce to assist all those people that now find themselves at home.

 This programme will enable participants to learn the basic principles of becoming a Green Leader or Green Manager in the workplace by teaching the three  principles of sustainability, how a business impacts the environment and showing how to measure and monitor that impact.
 The programme will provide the workforce with the right knowledge and tools to implement an Environmental management system at their workplaces,  teach how to measure and monitor business utilities in order to reduce your Carbon Footprint and SAVE money when your business re-opens.
 "Become a Green Leader in your workplace" by Fifty Shades Greener
 
 

Chawke worried about pub recovery

The “big danger” for the industry when pubs eventually reopen is that people will have got too used to drinking at home and won’t return to pubs in their previous numbers, charliechawke0320publican Charlie Chawke told the 'Irish Times'.

He said that this year will be “a disaster” for the industry.

The Chawke pub group, which employs 400 people and had revenues of around €30 million last year, comprises of nine pubs – including the country’s most expensive, The Old Orchard in Rathfarnham. All have been shut down due to the coronavirus.

 

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Easyjet grounds fleet

EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline has announced.
The Luton-based carrier said the measure “removes significant cost” as the aviation industry struggles to cope with a collapse in demand caused by the outbreak of the virus.
It insisted it “maintains a strong balance sheet” and revealed it is in “ongoing discussions with liquidity providers”.
The airline also announced it has reached an agreement with union Unite on furlough arrangements for its cabin crew.
The deal will be effective from Wednesday for a two-month period and means cabin crew will be paid 80% of their average pay through the Government job retention scheme.
 
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Cruises further delayed

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P&O Cruises and Cunard have extended the suspension of sailings by a month.
The cruise lines were previously due to resume operations on April 11, but they have been cancelled up to and including May 15.
Customers with a holiday booked up to and including that date will automatically receive credit for a future sailing worth 125% of the cost of their original trip.
 The firms are both part of the Carnival group.
 

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