Sacha requested an extension of the four week notice period given to vendors ahead of the venue’s closure at the end of September 2023.
In a letter sent to Hatch developers Bruntwood, Sacha requested an extension of the four week notice period given to vendors ahead of the venue’s closure at the end of September 2023.
“Four weeks is simply not long enough for workers to find new employment opportunities."
"I know you will have considered the planned closure carefully, and it would have been helpful if more notice could have been given to employees and operators to allow them time for a managed transition, whether to a new site, or to find new employment. Equally, operators have invested heavily in their sites at Hatch, some very recently, and will now lose those investments."
“I am, therefore, asking you to consider extending the planned closure date of Hatch to the end of this calendar year. Extending would allow employees to look for work elsewhere, and hopefully allow their retention within the hospitality sector which is desperately short of workers as it is.
“It would also allow those hospitality and retail traders to find new sites or opportunities for their businesses to continue to grow, rather than be forced to close completely due to a break in trading. Furthermore, with the return of students to Manchester this week, operators could be given some time with increased audiences on the Oxford Road corridor, to maximise trading opportunities, which would help sustain their businesses through the transition they now face."
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