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NIS move ‘means delays’

NIS move ‘means delays’
Former employees of The Club Resort and Spa meeting with BWU deputy general secretary Dwaine Paul (backing, third from left). (Picture by Shanice King)

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Former employees of The Club Resort & Spa expressed anger and frustration during a near three-hour meeting with the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) yesterday to discuss plans for their severance payment.

Several said that apart from learning that the Vauxhall, St James hotel struck a deal with the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to pay them the outstanding 75 per cent of their severance, there was a deafening silence on how much longer they would have to wait for financial relief.

They said it was unfair to put the burden on the NIS, given they had a written commitment from the hotel to pay them the outstanding monies.

Holding up her water bill which had a “Due for disconnection” stamp on it, one very vocal former employee, who declined to give her, name said: “Right now, my bills are all marked ‘due for disconnection’. I want my money. It is as simple as that. . . (CLM)

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