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BIU to meet ex-hotel workers as redundancy cash row rumbles on

The Bermuda Industrial Union is to meet former staff of the Fairmont Southampton hotel today to discuss their unpaid redundancy money.

Hotel workers from the hotel are facing financial hardship because of delays in the payouts which were due on October 23.

About 30 workers showed up at the hotel last month to protest after being told their money would be delayed until November 20.

Fairmont Southampton employees who were made redundant gathered outside the hotel last month in a protest over owed redundancy payments (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Kiaran MacDonald, the hotel’s general manager, said last month that he had spoken to Gencom, a Miami-based company, that acquired the resort in December 2019, and announced plans for major renovations that would mean the hotel would be shuttered for 18 months.

He said Gencom had assured him the redundancy payments would be made by November 20 or earlier.

A source close to the BIU said yesterday that a memo had gone out from the BIU about today’s meeting which confirmed that redundancy pay for ex-Fairmont Southampton workers was on the agenda.

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Published November 04, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated November 04, 2020 at 8:30 am)

BIU to meet ex-hotel workers as redundancy cash row rumbles on

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