K. Male' | Aishath Shaany | 05-July-2018 | Thursday 17:49 | Shaaknee | Local | 988
Wi-Fi services for the staff at Eriyadhoo resort have been cut off, following reports of delay in payment.
A tweet sent out by the General Secretary of Tourism Employees Association of Maldives (TEAM), Mauroof Zakir noted that the local staff at the resort have not been paid for two months and that they have not received service charge as well.
Zakir added that their livelihoods are being affected because of this, writing "150 families are struggling for survival" because of this.
Noting that the resort staff work for 10 hours a day, Zakir said that there Wi-Fi services were disconnected on Wednesday "due to news coverage" on the matter.
Eriyadhoo Resort Employees are not getting their service charge and salary for two months, they work for 10 hours a day, public WiFi also disconnects today, due to the News coverage, around 150 staff working in the resort, 150 families is struggling for survival @TourismMv https://t.co/sKbUO392BU— TEAM Matey (@MateyZakir) July 4, 2018
While the staff have filed official complaints to the resort management over the payment delay, they are told that the matter will be handled "soon" each time. Despite the reassurance, staff members note that this has been going on for two months.
Local media outlets report that they have not been informed of a reason for the delay.
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