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The English Studio in Dublin ceases trading. Teachers left unpaid, at least one learns of closure online. https://www.dublininquirer.com/2020/04/08/as-language-school-winds-up-employees-left-wondering-about-pay-and-students-about-fees

Language school it London makes it staff redundant, they haven't been paid their wages for the last month. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/tefl-teachers-demand-language-school-pays-laid-off-staff-their-overdue-wages

EF in the UK applies for state aid via Govt coronavirus job retention scheme after telling some of its staff they will be made redundant after the lockdown is over (paywall) https://www.ft.com/content/bac8f316-5d37-4ea1-a85d-429cc16d0f38

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