Barbados: On the occasion of Christmas 2020, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and Accra Beach Hotel and Spa have ultimately accepted to pay its employees.
“NIS officials are working around the clock to deliver 100 per cent of the funds owed to severed employees of the Hilton Barbados,” declared by Government senator. “They have worked with the management of the Accra Beach Hotel here in Barbados, and with the owners in Trinidad and we have every reasonable expectation that between today and tomorrow, the severance cheques as per their agreement will be issued,” added by Senator Cummins.
Also, She asserted that “For the Hilton, we can advise that the severance payments have been approved and the cheques, we expect will be out. What we were also able to negotiate with the Hilton was two weeks payment instead of notice, and we wanted to make sure that while persons were awaiting their severance cheques, that they will at least be able to have some cash to keep them going and that those monies should have been deposited previous week,”
Reports declared that “tourism sector is trying their best to stimulate the payments in respected time. Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) detects the obstacles restricting them to complete their targets. At the same time, workers are afraid that the government will fulfil their commitment. On the other hand, there is still a question about their entitlement to a mortgage.
Consequently, this news made every worker surprised and left them satisfied as they were worried about the capital. They responded with great enthusiasm but suspects that maybe the officials will not be able to achieve their confinement.
A former worker said, “Many people have been evicted, there are people who don’t have food and can’t pay their bills, So people have been acting up, but at least the tourism minister stepped in and did what she could, In some cases, she made sure that people got food, so she and her team have been a big help.”Many workers responded, but the good news for Barbadians is their government still thinks about their situation.