Union complains that Trump’s Scottish golf resort has received COVID-19 aid but has still laid off workers

by | Nov 8, 2021 | Golf Resorts

Union officials in the UK have accused the Trump organization of taking advantage of the country’s job retention program by accepting more than £ 500,000 in COVID-19 job funding but still laying off workers.

The Scot reports that union officials accused Trumps Resort Turnberry of carrying out a “comprehensive attack on jobs and working conditions” and described the situation as a “scandal”.

The union officials say at least £ 110,000 or just over $ 150,000 has been called for during previous ones President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Goldman Sachs boss interferes in the infrastructure vote: “Progressives blinked” FIXED: Guardian comment says Trump is probably “Biden’s best hope for re-election” Trump beats the Republicans in the Senate, McConnell over the infrastructure bill was still in office. The Scot reports that at least 66 people have been released from the golf resort since last summer.

The newspaper notes that the golf resort did not go wrong in applying for the funds as it is eligible to join the UK vacation initiative and other golf resorts have applied for more funds.

However, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) said the Trump Organization “mocked” the UK program by “sucking up” and still laying off workers.

RMT General Manager Mick Cash said, “We understand that at least the principles of the job retention program appear to have been violated by the Trump Organization and now under a detailed and forensic investigation by HMRC.”

“It’s a scandal, and as we are slowly emerging from the lockdown, we are demanding that all laid-off employees be reinstated on decent wages and terms and that the same principle be applied to new employees,” added Cash.

Trump’s Scottish golf course came under scrutiny earlier this year after Scottish lawmakers asked the government to investigate where Trump got the funds to buy the resort from.

Legislators want First Scottish Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call for an “inexplicable asset order” that would open a balance sheet investigation to prove the source of Trump’s funding. If the Trump Organization cannot prove that the money came from a legitimate source, the Scottish government could seize the property.

The golf course was purchased during a shopping spree Trump went through in 2006.

Financial disclosure forms have shown that the Turnberry property was putting a tremendous financial strain on the Trump Organization, which cost more than $ 280 million over the years and never made a profit.