Protest planned to support Thomas Cook workers

Supporters are planning a protest outside the Four Courts this afternoon to show solidarity with the Thomas Cook workers arrested for occupying one of the company's stores in Dublin for the past five days.

Supporters are planning a protest outside the Four Courts this afternoon to show solidarity with the Thomas Cook workers arrested for occupying one of the company's stores in Dublin for the past five days.

A total of 28 workers were detained this morning when gardaí forced their way into the Grafton St premises to enforce a court ruling ordering the employees to leave the building.

The workers are demanding an improved redundancy offer from Thomas Cook following its decision to close its two Dublin outlets.

They are due to be brought before the High Court later today.

Jimmy Kelly of Unite trade union says the workers are being treated disgracefully and today's events are a dark stain on the history of industrial relations in Ireland.

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