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National Theatre axes 400 casual jobs as venues around the UK are wrapped in messages of hope

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

The National Theatre today confirmed that 400 casual workers, including 250 front of house staff, will lose their jobs as the theatre industry continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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National Theatre axes 400 jobs as pandemic wreaks havoc on arts industry

National Theatre axes 400 jobs as pandemic wreaks havoc on arts industry

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Four hundred casual staff members at the National Theatre have lost their jobs, as the coronavirus crisis continues to wreak havoc on the arts industry.
The employees - 250 who work front of house and 150 on backstage teams - were told they would be paid until the end of August in an email sent on Friday morning.
A spokesperson said: ‘We have committed to paying our casual staff until the end of August, but very sadly due to the changes in the government Job Retention Scheme we simply cannot afford to offer financial support beyond that point.'
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National Theatre tells 400 casual staff they will lose their jobs

National Theatre tells 400 casual staff they will lose their jobs

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Front of house and backstage teams told by email they will only be paid until the end of August as Covid-19 crisis forces more job losses The National Theatre has told its 400-strong team of casual staff that they will lose their jobs in a move it said was unavoidable as the Covid-19 crisis continues to force job losses across the British theatre landscape. The NT said that it will still be “many months before it will be possible to perform to audiences at usual capacities” and as a result job losses are unavoidable.
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