Tourism Employment Association Maldives Takes Labour Case To Ministry

Wednesday, 7 January 2009 11:58

Minivan

Ahmed Easa, the president of Tourism Employment Association Maldives (TEAM), has lodged a complaint with the ministry of labour after employees at Handhufushi resort protested about non-payment of wages, reports Haveeru.

The workers said their salaries had not yet been paid by Yacht Tours, which runs the resort.

In addition to Maldivian staff, foreign employees said their salaries had not been paid for the past four months.

General Manager of the resort Ibrahim Rasheed said it was too early for staff to complain about their salaries which are contractually due to be paid on the 10th of each month.

He said the resort was in the process of paying the salaries, adding Yacht Tours even paid an extra allowance of Rf1,000 when occupancy levels were high.

He denied there were any problems related to non-payment of wages and said complaints about foreign staff not being paid for several months were an “outright lie”.

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