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Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bill Munro speaks of 'traumatic' and 'harrowing' tribunal




 


Barrhead Travel founder Bill Munro has spoken out after a tribunal agreed he was unfairly dismissed by the group's new parent, US firm Travel Leaders.

In a frank statement today, he said:

"This has been a harrowing, emotional and stressful time. I have had to endure the ordeal of having my life's achievements being tradduced in public.

I worked hard for decades to build my company and reputation. Is it any wonder I came close to tears as I gave evidence?

The treatment to which I was subjected was dreadful and I felt humiliated. But I am a strong and determined person and was never going to lie down.

In my career I have been awarded three lifetime achievement awards - two in the UK travel industry and a third from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. These mean the world to me.

And my reputation was brought into question.

I am delighted the tribunal has vindicated me. It has been a traumatic episode at a time when I should be enjoying the rewards of my working life. But the outcome has made it worthwhile and I am grateful to the tribunal, to my solicitor, Stephen Miller, and my many friends and ex colleagues for their support.

This was never about the money - it was about much more than that ... my reputation and my standing in the industry.

I also feel for the staff who were with me over many years, some of whom have left their jobs and I feel a sense of responsibility.

Richard Branson told me that if you're in business just to create money you won't - there must be other reasons. He is absolutely correct.

I shall take some time to reflect as I consider the challenges which lie ahead. Despite my years, I remain young in mind and spirit.

And much more remains to be said and done. It may be the case that there will be further legal action in the future."

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