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‘Hotel workers solely dependent on govt aid’

AFTER six months of hotels being closed, a hotel union official said industry workers are being negatively impacted by the uncertainty and are solely reliant on government assistance.

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Hotel workers at 'wit's end' ahead of re-open

Hotel workers were yesterday said to be at "their wit's end", a union president said yesterday, with many unable "to go much further" after enduring a six-month wait for their employers to re-open. Darrin Woods, the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allie

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Union chief: 2020 is total 'write-off' for tourism sector

The hotel union’s president branded 2020 as “a complete write-off” for tourism as more major hotel properties yesterday either extended their closures or unveiled plans to shut yet again.Darrin Woods, the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Un

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Union chief: 2020 a tourism write-off

The hotel union’s president has described this year as a write-off for the tourism industry while voicing optimism that 2021 could be “a banner year” for the sector based on pent-up COVID-19 demand.

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Hotel union 'bracing for worst' as Hilton cuts 15%

The hotel union yesterday said it is “bracing for the worst” after the British Colonial Hilton blamed the “unprecedented” COVID-19 fall-out for forcing a 15 percent cut in its workforce.Darrin Woods, the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Uni

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Hotel union to feed the 5,500 with 'advance'

The hotel union’s president yesterday said it has “risen to the occasion” to provide COVID-19 relief to its 5,500 members via “an advance” from the industry’s Health and Welfare Fund.Darrin Woods told Tribune Business that the Bahamas Hotel, Catering

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‘Praying’ Atlantis re-opens May 16

The hotel union’s president yesterday said he was “hoping and praying” that the COVID-19 related closure of Atlantis and other major Bahamian resorts does not extend beyond May 15.

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‘It’s not been this bad in 30 years’

The hotel union’s president yesterday estimated up to 15,000 resort workers and their families have been hit by the wave of industry closures, and said: “I’ve never seen it this bad in 30 years.”

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'Matter of time' before Atlantis unpaid leave is sector norm

The hotel union’s president yesterday said it was “only a matter of time” before other resorts follow Atlantis’s lead in asking staff to “volunteer” to take two weeks unpaid leave amid the COVID-19 crisis. Darrin Woods told Tribune Business that the

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Atlantis industrial action bar extended to March

The hotel union president says “the people’s spirit has not been broken” despite the court-ordered block on industrial action at Atlantis remaining in effect for another three months. Darrin Woods, the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Unio

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Union chief moves strike certificate to 'my front pocket'

The hotel union’s president is moving his strike vote certificate “within easy reach”, while warning the minister of labour that “he may not have a Christmas vacation this year”. Darrin Woods, head of The Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers U

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Hotel union boss insists all he wants is a deal

THE Bahamas Hotel Catering & Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) president yesterday fired back against claims by Bahamas Hotel Employers Association (BHEA) insisting the union has always been “ready, willing and able” to negotiate a new industrial agreement.

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