Hotel workers made redundant

Some twenty hotel workers employed by St. James’s Club Morgan Bay resort have been made redundant, Labour Commissioner, Ray Narcisse has confirmed.

The redundancies took effect last last month.

Narcisse told the Times that the resort took the action as a result of difficult economic conditions currently being experienced by the hotel.

He explained that there is a certain procedure to be followed in making workers redundant.

Narcisse said because the workers are unionized, there must be dialogue with their bargaining agent on the issue with a view to determining how the situation can be mitigated.

“The union would have suggestions and perhaps those suggestions might save a job or two,” the Labour Commissioner observed.

Narcisse told the Times that he understood that there was some communication between the two parties.

“The law also requires that the employer writes to the Labour Commissioner giving details about how many positions are being made redundant and who will be affected and we have had that,” he observed.

He said that benefits due to workers must be checked by the Labour Department, since there could be discrepancies especially in regard to outstanding vacation.

“Any discrepancies, the department will ensure that  this is resolved,” Narcisse said.

He stated that what was important for the Labour Department is that procedures be respected so that the union representing the workers would have a say and there would be consultation.

“That did happen,” Narcisse told the Times.


  1. Anonymous
    August 4, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    So sorry to hear that.

  2. Boujon Guiyave
    August 4, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    if this is the case its time for the idiots Fedee and Golden Balls, the supremoes of tourism to come up with the plan they cooked to counteract the popularity of Cuba as brand new tourist destination. Yes Fedee you told the electorate Cuba could be and had to be stopped. Well you two Ronnies are in poll position to come up with a viable plan. It seem the people are actually beginning to suffer because of Cuba.

  3. Sad-But-True
    August 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Obviously the “5 to stay alive Kit” was not meant for them. All members of Cabinet are smiling with glee while rushing to their respective banks to Cash-out their “5 to stay Alive Kits.” Good Job Allen (the boy.)

  4. Anonymous
    August 4, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    This story is incorrect. Over 50 staff were sent packing

  5. Anonymous
    August 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    (Name omitted) and the union which(Name Omitted) bought a bran new jeep are disgusting liars and mark greby (Words omitted) he’s crying low occupancy.Well they send about 50 persons home I am asking this question if the occ is that low why is it mark greby and company bought the Bell Jou hotel at Morn De Don.This man mark greby as I have heard has a bad record in the tourism sector in st Lucia and i am saying why is it that this man is open to have a work permit to oppress the people of our tiny country.(Words Omitted) Can u belive in the 2016 Maried men is being paid $4-$5 a fort night whiles he live his famous life say to the poor people the cost of his socks and shoes.Another thing I think the minister of labour should really make time to review the Kenny Anthony labour code which has nothing in place for the people of the country.This has nothing to do Allan chasnant please if u r not in it don’t say what you all don’t know .My dear SLP supporters this has everything to with your former pm Kenny Anthony. Rob Barret owner and Gm Mark greby (Words Omitted)

  6. annonymous
    August 5, 2016 at 6:04 am

    The UWO Administration cane in in June 2016. The Labour Party under Kenny Anthony ran this country for 15 years with one hiatus.
    Under Phillip Pieree and Tony we went downhill with less than 1% growth annually and high unemployment; VAT and a degradation of our society.
    The UWP newd 2 years at least to fix the mess by these arrogant incompetent cliwns and their party hacks.

  7. Anonymous
    August 5, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I hope they were all Flambeaus.

  8. T
    August 5, 2016 at 11:01 am

    awa for you anonymous , if u ever had a family member who lost their job and knew of the pain they go through , u will not be saying that. ridiculous .

    1. Anonymous
      August 5, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      When UWP rejoicing in the street everytime an alleged SLP supporter is dismissed from a job ir CALL gor tge firing of an SLP supporter, do they not remember that these people have families? If it is good for SLP then it good for UWP. Like I said, May they all be flambeaus

  9. viewer
    August 5, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Well the labor commissioner is forming the foul to;secure st.lucia has back pay for their works and only 20 ppl had received it and as soon as u.w.p comes in to power they stop now the union has to go and beg again for them to pay the works and the new labour commissioner knows this yet nothing is being done

  10. DD
    August 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Also remember the UWP was not in favour of the Labour code and they have already said that they have to nake adjustments and do you know what all in the favour of the business man. So Labour Code another long process. Persons might not believe but the SLP is always for the poor man.

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