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Britannia Hotels claims letter sent to sacked Aviemore workers was 'administrative error'

By Louise Glen

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The Coylumbridge Hotel.
The Coylumbridge Hotel.

A COMPANY who sacked 30 members of staff and told them to vacate their accommodation have claimed it was an "administrative error".

Britannia Hotels told one media outlet that the communication sent to staff was in error.

However, when contacted by the Strathy to get confirmation of this the company said it was not making any comment, thereby adding to the confusion.

There has been a public outcry after the workers – all of them understood to be EU nationals – were made homeless with no notice period.

The Hale based hotel giant issued a brief statement to the Liverpool Echo saying it was contacting staff to tell them of its mistake.

It read: "With regards to the current situation regarding staff at our Coylumbridge Hotel and being asked to vacate their staff accommodation, unfortunately, the communication sent to these employees was an administrative error.

"All affected employees are being immediately contacted.

"We apologise for any upset caused."

The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald spoke to employees who said they had not been contacted by the hotel operators.

A Liverpool Echo reporter kindly forwarded the statement after being contacted by the Strathy.

A spokesman for Britannia Hotels again said it was not making any comment at this time.

Related article: Piers Morgan labels treatment of sacked hotel workers as 'contemptible'

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