Tower Hotel remains closed

-power not restored as yet

The Tower Hotel remains closed as power has not been restored to the building and employees who opted to remain on the job will have to wait until tomorrow to see if they will be paid outstanding salaries.

“They could not start working for two reasons one is GPL (the Guyana Power and Light) has not restored the lights yet and workers who turned out Monday were only paid a part payment of $9,500 each,” President of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU) Sherwood Clarke told Stabroek News yesterday.

Clarke said his union met with the workers and on Monday they had begun cleaning the hotel but this was limited as electricity was needed.

The workers and Tower Hotel management had reached an agreement last Friday and were given two options. “An agreement has been met. Workers have two options that is, take the severance and give management within one month to pay it off or option two, pay off all back wages and salaries and they will resume work Monday. Some took the severance, some took the pay,” …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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