A protest by Thomas Cook staff has endedFollowing their redundancies, a sit-in protest conducted by former employees of the travel firm Thomas Cook were brought to an end yesterday (August 4th) morning following a police raid.

Some 20 employees were arrested after staging the protest in order to demand a better redundancy package, after a number of branches of the holiday company were closed down.

The former employees will appear in the High Court today following their removal from the Dublin store by around 15 police officers.

Under the current redundancy deal, the workers are being offered five weeks pay per year of service, however, they wish this to be increased to eight weeks per annum.

Since the arrests were made, the Belfast Telegraph has reported that over 70 former Thomas Cook employees are now set to receive a more favourable redundancy deal.

It is believed that the package set to be offered will be equal to six weeks income for each year of service.