Another blow to Handhufushi, as staff goes on strike

Friday, 9 January 2009 11:08

Miadhu

The staffs at Handhufushi Resort have gone on strike this Wednesday, due to delays in receiving their salaries. The General manager for Handhufushi Resort (formerly Here’there’) in Addu Atoll, Ibrahim Rasheed told Miadhu News that staff who went on strike have now being issued their salaries, and that those still not turning up for work are those who are demanding for a bonus allowance.

“The job contracts state that the salaries should be given before the 10th of the month. Therefore, there is no reason to go on strike due to that. Nevertheless, we have given salaries to all the staff today. After that some staffs are demanding us to give a bonus allowance. Anyway, most staffs are now back on duty” Rasheed told Miadhu News yesterday.

Rasheed said that staff had been informed that the demanded bonus allowance shall be given within 14 days. He said that the bonus allowance is being given to staff because of the low occupancy of the resort, and now that occupancy is improving the staff will start receiving service charge starting this month. Handhufushi Resort is being managed by Yacht Tours on an agreement with MTDC.

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