Marriott resorts to consult affected workers, union; resorts remain open

An aerial view of the Fiji Marriott Resort at Momi Bay. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji Marriott Resort on Momi Bay and The Westin and Sheraton Resorts on Denarau Island will be consulting with each affected worker, their union and the land owning community in the coming weeks.

The effects of the pandemic continue to impact our business resulting in unfortunate circumstances,” said Regina Kumar, the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Fiji Marriott Resort.

“Contingency manpower actions started in March 2020 and this included the implementation of reduced hours, paid leave and leave without pay. Expat payroll reduced by over 70 percent through reduction in number of expats employed and reducing salaries by up to 50 percent.” He said.

Farah Shazleen, the Cluster Director of Human Resources stated hospitality activities in Fiji will not return until beyond 2021.

“The hotel industry has to face the new normal,’ she said.

The two resorts remain open.

An earlier Fiji Times Online article wrongly stated the Fiji Marriott Resort on Momi Bay and The Westin and Sheraton Resorts on Denarau Island were closed. We sincerely apologise to our readers and to Marriott International Fiji for the inconvenience caused.

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