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RMT launches petition in its battle against the sacking of workers at US president Donald Trump's Scotland resort

RMT has launched a global petition against the sacking of workers at US President Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf and hotel resort in Scotland.

The union is accusing the resort bosses of pocketing taxpayers’ money to furlough workers while planning to sack them.

RMT represents the Ayrshire resort’s workers and says that 80 jobs are at risk. Consultations on a brutal package of measures end on August 16.

The union says bosses intend to replace sacked workers with cheaper labour and also plan “savage cuts to sick pay, working hours, pay enhancements, staff benefits and working conditions.”

RMT senior assistant general secretary Mick Lynch said that the petition was a part of the union’s ongoing actions to step up the fight to protect their members’ jobs and working conditions at the resort as the closure of the consultation looms. 

“It is frankly appalling that the Trump Organisation has been trousering British taxpayers’ money during the pandemic while cynically plotting to use the crisis to axe staff and hire new workers on inferior pay and conditions,” he said.

“That makes a mockery of our government’s job retention scheme. [Prime Minister] Boris Johnson and [Chancellor] Rishi Sunak should be calling the Trump operation to account.

“RMT is demanding that the axe to be lifted from our members heads and we are calling for public and political support for this campaign.”

The US president bought the resort in 2014. It was originally served by the Maidens and Dunure light railway.

The campaign and petition can be found at https://bit.ly/31kmwt7.

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