British pub operator JD Wetherspoon has said that it could cut 400 to 450 jobs at its sites at six of the UK's airports due to the decrease in passenger numbers that has been caused by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
"A Downturn In Trade"
The Irish Times quotes Wetherspoon chief executive John Huston as saying, "The company has written to 1,000 people employed in its pubs at six airports (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow) to inform them that a possible 400 to 450 positions are at risk of redundancy.
"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."
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