Gardaí arrest protesting Thomas Cook workers

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested around 30 Thomas Cook workers who were staging a sit-in protest at the company's city centre store.

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested around 30 Thomas Cook workers who were staging a sit-in protest at the company's city centre store.

The move follows a ruling by the High Court yesterday ordering the workers to leave the premises by 7pm yesterday.

Thomas Cook also agreed to enter talks at the Labour Relations Commission if the occupation ended.

The employees, however, decided to continue their protest over the closure of the store and the redundancy package being offered by the firm.

At around 5.30am today, gardaí entered the outlet on Grafton St and arrested around 30 of the protestors.

They were taken to the Bridewell garda station and are expected to appear in court this afternoon.

The Thomas Cook Support Group said one of the workers, Avril Boyne, who is eight months pregnant, went into labour while the arrests were being carried out and that an ambulance was called to assist her.

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