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ABTA campaigns for resort workers

28 Feb 2020

The travel industry trade body ABTA is asking the government to to agree a reciprocal youth mobility deal with the EU and underlines the importance of replacing existing mobility arrangements contained within the EU Posted Workers Directive.

Speaking at a panel debate at Abta’s "Brexit- The Immigration and Skills Challenge" in London on 24 February , Charles Owen, managing director of Seasonal Business in Travel (SBIT), said the lack of a reciprocal deal would hit workers aged 18 to 34 the hardest.


 


ABTA campaigns for resort workers

 

ABTA have published a report that shows that if an alternative agreement is not secured, up to 15,000 UK-based jobs will be at risk within the outbound travel industry, undermining the business model of many UK travel companies. Due to the recent political uncertainty since the referendum in 2016 the number of UK workers under this scheme has already fallen by 30%.

Since the 2016 referendum on Brexit, the number of UK workers employed under this scheme has already fallen by 30%, according to a report commissioned by Abta.Alluding to the fact many of today’s senior industry bosses started in travel as reps in resort, Owen said: “This has more than a direct impact. The loss of mobility through the Posted Workers Directive would hit the type of people who will be industry leaders.”

Read the full ABTA report here.


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