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Thread: picketing at the Aruban

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    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
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    I must admit they conducted themselves in a very polite and organized manner. Our room wasn't cleaned 1 out of the three day of the strike but on that days managment brought os clean towels. As much as an inconvenience it sound like it wasn't. Good Luck people of the Aruban.
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    ‘Government cannot do anything now for employees of Aruban Resort’
    9 Dec, 2009, 07:15 (GMT -04:00)

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    ORANJESTAD — Minister of Tourism, Labor and Transport, Otmar Oduber (AVP) announced yesterday that the government cannot do anything now about the situation of the timeshare hotel The Aruban Resort. “It is a private company, as a result of which the government cannot intervene. However, the government will intervene in the framework of the welfare of the island’s image, once the hotel is declared bankrupt.”
    The hotel has been coping with financial problems since a longer period as one of the American banks – where the timeshare company had borrowed an amount worth millions of florins – had gone bankrupt. Moreover, the economical recession had caused a drastic decline in the number of sold timeshare apartments. Minister Oduber is particularly concerned about the fate of the employees as well as the effect of a possible closing down on the image of Aruba. During the conversation, the Minister had received documents from the hotel, which support their declaration that they are currently arranging their financial affairs. A large part of the hotel’s personnel had gone on strike last Monday, as the salary payments had remained forthcoming. The employees were to receive their salary a week ago week Monday, but had been told that ‘they would be paid this week, due to payment problems’.
    It was not the first time that personnel of The Aruban had gone on strike. The Sales & Marketing department had closed at the beginning of this year, and 80 people had lost their job. The foreign hotel owners had reversed the aforementioned a few weeks later. The salary payments had previously been an obstacle as well. The employees of the hotel had previously also stopped working for a short period some months ago due to discontentment on the late salary payment. However, last week Monday’s strike had been the largest until now. It is reported that more than 80 percent of the personnel had participated. Rudy Geerman of trade union FTA had announced beginning last week that there would more actions, if a solution for the problem remains forthcoming. Minister Oduber emphasizes on his part: “The government is asleep, but we cannot do anything about the situation for the time being”.
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    such a miserable situation for all associated with the "aruban"
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