Relieved Edinburgh Dungeon staff told they will get paid after shock mass-layoff

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Staff at the Edinburgh Dungeon who had their contract terminated amid the coronavirus outbreak have expressed their delight at the news they will get furlough pay after all.

Actors and front of house staff at the popular visitor attraction in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre were laid off with no notice just one day before the Government announced it is to pay 80 per cent of wages for those not working due to the coronavirus crisis.

Now, the 19 Edinburgh Dungeon workers who lost their jobs are relieved after receiving an email from owners Merlin Entertainments informing them that they are to be offered re-employment and furlough pay until they could return to work.

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Edinburgh Dungeon General Manager Kathryn Angel confirmed: “Nineteen seasonal employees from Edinburgh Dungeon had their employment terminated following the closure of the Edinburgh Dungeon due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Staff at the Edinburgh Dungeon are to get paidStaff at the Edinburgh Dungeon are to get paid
Staff at the Edinburgh Dungeon are to get paid

“Following the launch of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme we have subsequently been able to reach out to those employees and offer them employment back.”

One relieved worker said: "Hallelujah, Merlin have now offered the workers they laid off furlough payment".


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