Covent Garden: It’s worse than they’re sayingmain
A mole at the Royal Opera House tells us that the 400 casual workers who have been sacked include music staff, along with ushers, front-of-house-greeters and restaurant workers. In addition, another 350 were not supported through furlough as their work was considered to be infrequent. So 750 have been dismissed so far with further redundancy processes being started for permanent staff across all departments.
Orchestra and Chorus remain on 80% salary. Royal Ballet dancers were taken off furlough this week and have been back on the barre.