The Fiji Marriott Resort on Momi Bay and the Westin and Sheraton Resorts on Denarau Island are expected to make more than 900 workers redundant by the end of this month.
This has been confirmed by the National Union of Hotel and Catering Employees General Secretary Daniel Urai who says the resort has been in constant discussions with the union regarding the future of the workers for some time now.
Urai says the resorts have proposed to them that they are only looking to retain a handful of workers who will be responsible for mending the property.
He says the redundant workers will be given a redundancy package which is a week’s pay for each year of service.
The resort had earlier said that they have experienced a significant drop in demand which is likely to continue for an uncertain duration as the prior levels of hospitality activities in Fiji is not expected to return until beyond 2021.
They said that the resort will reopen for hiring once business picks up and the opportunity presents itself.
(Source: fijivillage.com news 10th August 2020)