One of Scotland's largest hospitality companies has terminated staff contracts amid the coronavirus outbreak, a trade union has claimed.

Unite Hospitality said it has heard from staff that they were fired without notice on Thursday from their jobs with the G1 Group, if they had worked with the company for less than two years.

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Bryan Simpson, the organiser of Unite Hospitality in Scotland, said: "We are hearing reports from our members across the G1 Group that they have closed most venues in Glasgow and are sacking staff en masse.

"Unite Hospitality will be doing everything in our power to get justice for these workers who are now not going to be able to pay rent or bills during an acute crisis."

G1 Group has been asked for comment.

Staff at the Grosvenor have written to the company, and owner Stefan King, calling for negotiations to take place.

The letter claimed 70 staff lost their jobs.

EasyJet has announced it will ground most of its aircraft due to travel restrictions and a collapse in demand caused by the coronavirus.

The Luton-based carrier said it will park "the majority of its fleet" from Tuesday.

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It will only run "essential services", which will be up to 10% of its usual capacity and mainly involve flights serving UK airports.

EasyJet pledged to continue to operate rescue flights to repatriate stranded passengers but it expects most of those to be completed by Monday.

Chief executive Johan Lundgren said: "These are unprecedented times for the airline industry.

"We know how important it is for customers to get home and so are continuing to operate rescue flights over the coming days to repatriate them.

"Significantly reducing our flying programme is the right thing to do when many countries have issued advice to their citizens not to travel unless it is essential and the aircraft groundings will also remove significant levels of variable costs at a time when this remains crucial."

The UK's charities are set to lose out on £4.3 billion of funding over the next 12 weeks, as events are cancelled and their shops are forced to close their doors in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Many small to medium-sized organisations are facing imminent collapse unless the Government steps in with a support package, the sector has warned.

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The UK charity sector employs about 900,000 people in paid positions, and many expect to be forced to make redundancies before the Covid-19 crisis is over.

As well as lost funding, many charities are facing a rise in costs as the pandemic leads to a surge in demand from the people they were set up to assist.

Heidi Travis, chief executive of palliative care charity Sue Ryder, said the organisation was having to make some "incredibly difficult decisions".

She said that before the pandemic, hospice charities only received enough government funding to cover about one-third of their costs, with the remainder raised through charity shops and events.

Mark Russell, chief executive at The Children's Society, said the charity was expecting a spike in the needs of its clients as vulnerable children no longer have a sanctuary in school due to their closure.

"As every day goes by we are spending vital resources without any certainty about the future," he said.