THOMAS Cook workers have admitted feeling “gutted and angry” at the loss of their beloved jobs.

Norma Craig, who worked in the Clydebank branch, first started with the company 25 years ago.

The 58-year-old from Old Kilpatrick told the Post that she found out she had lost her job through the media, and hadn’t even worn a new uniform she was given recently.

She was also given just ten minutes to clear her possessions from the Clydebank branch before the shutters came down for the last time.

The company was unable to secure £200 million needed to keep the business afloat following a full day of crucial talks with the major shareholder and creditors on Sunday.

And on Monday afternoon, the employees of the Clydebank shop were briefly allowed in to their former workplace to collect any personal belongings.

Norma said: “I feel as if 25 years of hard work has vanished in a flash. We honestly thought it wouldn’t come to this. I want to thank each and every customer.

“It was you that made me want to do this job every day. As for my colleagues, I had one of the best bosses in Tanya Cooper.

“Although we were a big company, we were a tight family.”

The loyal and friendly customers is what Norma said she would miss the most.

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She was given a brand new Thomas Cook uniform earlier this month which she hadn’t even got the chance to wear.

And as well as losing her job, she has lost two holidays that she had booked with the company, as well as her wages which she is due on September 30.

Norma was planning on heading to Dubai next year with her friend Donna Payne - who also worked at the Clydebank Thomas Cook before moving to a store in Glasgow.

Donna, 55, also from Old Kilpatrick has worked for the company for 37 years and just came back a holiday from Las Vegas with Norma before the pair heard the devastating news.

Unions representing the 9,000 members of Thomas Cook staff had previously urged the government to intervene financially.

Gil Paterson, Clydebank’s MSP, said that the collapse is a “tragedy on many levels”.

He added: “It is a tragedy for those who have booked holidays, honeymoons and weddings abroad, but it is particularly a human tragedy for people who were doing a great job, working hard and, through no fault of their own, have lost their livelihood.

“I’m not sure the Tory Westminster government decision not to rescue the company was the right one but since it has been made there is now an obligation to get holidaymakers home safe and to provide support for all affected.”