Commenting on the treatment of staff at Coylumbridge hotel near Aviemore by Britannia Hotels, Scottish Greens Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie said:
“I was absolutely furious when i first heard the news, my heart goes out to those staff who have been treated appallingly by Britannia.
“Everyone understands that this unprecedented crisis presents unique challenges, particularly for the tourism sector. The answer to that is to seek support, to collaborate and support one another. Britannia’s actions are utterly tone deaf.
“It has been heartening to see the reaction from the local community and concerned folk from further afield, further highliting how unnecessary Britannia’s cruelty was.
“I’ve written to the Scottish Government to demand that companies who act in this manner are denied public funding. This crisis requires us to stand in solidarity with one another, there’s no time for charlatans like this.
“I’ve also written to the Chief Executive of Britannia Hotels to express my outrage asking they rescind this approach and reinstate and rehouse the staff.
“Any constituents who have been affected like this can get in touch with me at email@example.com.”