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3 Marriott resorts to readjust workforce due to COVID-19

3 Marriott resorts to readjust workforce due to COVID-19

By Shanil Singh
Wednesday 08/07/2020
Sheraton Resort on Denarau. [image: tripadvisor]

The Fiji Marriott Resort on Momi Bay and the Westin and Sheraton Resorts on Denarau Island have made a decision to readjust their workforce due to the impacts of COVID-19 however more details on how many workers will be let go will be revealed in the next few days.

The three hotels currently employ around 1,000 workers.

Cluster Director of Human Resources, Farrah Shazleen says they will be consulting each affected associate including the Hotel Workers Union and the landowning community.

Shazleen says 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.

National Union of Hotel and Catering Employees General Secretary, Daniel Urai says they have an agreement with the management that they must go through the redundancy process if they want to let workers go.

Urai says under the current agreement each worker will receive a week’s pay for each year of service and workers can only reapply once things normalize.

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