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Minister: Employees Lawyers Could Apply In Court

Minister: Employees Lawyers Could Apply In Court

“If no arrangements are made with respect to the payments, the employees’ lawyers are free to apply to the Supreme Court of Bermuda on the basis that the company is unable to make its payments when they are due,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said today. The Minister was speaking about the millions of dollars paid to cover the redundancy... Read more of this article

Audio: Q&A On $11 Million Redundancy Payment

Audio: Q&A On $11 Million Redundancy Payment

A question and answer session was held in the House of Assembly, with Opposition MPs questioning the Finance Minister on the $11 million to cover the redundancy payments due to Fairmont Southampton workers. This follows after the Government previously confirmed that they will step in to assist Fairmont Southampton workers who are waiting for their... Read more of this article

Simons: Consider A Lien Against Owners’ Assets

Simons: Consider A Lien Against Owners’ Assets

“We support the Government’s indication that it would not rule out pursuing collection through the courts,” OBA Leader Cole Simons said, adding they they also “take the view that a lien could be considered against the hotel owners’ assets until the $11 million payment is recovered.” This follows after the Government previously... Read more of this article

Govt: $11 Million In Redundancy Payment Loans

Govt: $11 Million In Redundancy Payment Loans

The redundancy loan payments to Fairmont Southampton workers cost a total of $11 million for 714 positions the Ministry of Finance confirmed, with $8.4 million going to Bermudians, spouses of Bermudians and PRC holders; while over $2 million goes to work permit holders. The Government previously confirmed that they will step in to assist Fairmont Southampton... Read more of this article

Govt To Loan Redundancy Money To Workers

Govt To Loan Redundancy Money To Workers

The Government will step in to assist Fairmont Southampton workers who are waiting for their redundancy payments, making “loans to employees equal to amounts due to them in redundancy, which will require repayment once sums are paid by Gencom.” This was announced by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson today, with the Minister saying “it... Read more of this article

Staff Assemble Over Redundancy Payments

Staff Assemble Over Redundancy Payments

A group of Fairmont Southampton workers assembled outside of the hotel after “receiving communication from their employer informing them that their redundancy payments will be delayed,” the Government confirmed today, adding that the Ministry has been in contact with the owners, and the workers “will receive redundancy payments on... Read more of this article

Career Fair Held For Fairmont Southampton Staff

Career Fair Held For Fairmont Southampton Staff

A career fair was held for people that worked at the Fairmont Southampton – which is temporarily closing for renovations resulting in hundreds of staff being made redundant –  with over ten employers taking part. A Government spokesperson said, “Recently, the Junior Minister of Labour, Senator Arianna Hodgson gave opening remarks... Read more of this article

MarketPlace Initiative To Hire Fairmont Workers

MarketPlace Initiative To Hire Fairmont Workers

The MarketPlace today announced a “compassionate plan to hire redundant workers of the Fairmont Southampton.” A spokesperson said, “The MarketPlace aims to provide job opportunities for an unspecified number of hard-working individuals that are out of work by the closure of the Fairmont Southampton hotel. The roles will include floor... Read more of this article

Minister On Closure Of Fairmont Southampton

Minister On Closure Of Fairmont Southampton

“The Ministry will cross-reference and scrutinize all hospitality work permit applications in identified occupational categories to ensure unemployed Bermudians in the field are given opportunities to fill available posts,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said. Minister Hayward said, “Upon receiving the news of the decision to temporarily... Read more of this article

Hotel To Close For Renovations, Staff Redundant

Hotel To Close For Renovations, Staff Redundant

Fairmont Southampton announced today that the property will temporarily close to undergo a complete renovation, with hundreds of staff members to be made redundant. A spokesperson said, “Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda announced today that effective October 23, 2020, the property will close to undergo a complete upgrade and renovation to elevate... Read more of this article

Fund Contributes $116K To Support Employees

Fund Contributes $116K To Support Employees

A fund created to provide financial support to Accor employees hit hardest by the pandemic has directly assisted 212 Fairmont Southampton employees with support totaling more than $116,000. “Fairmont Southampton, along with management company Accor, has taken proactive measures to support its employees and partners through the economic and health... Read more of this article

Videos: Mike Hind Performs At Fairmont

Videos: Mike Hind Performs At Fairmont

Bermudian musician Mike Hind took to the rooftop of the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday [May 2] and Sunday [May 3], with the socially distanced performances streamed live via Facebook. Playing his ukulele, Mr. Hind performed a number of songs during the performances, which are available to be replayed below. Related StoriesEnvy... Read more of this article

Fairmont Hotel Provides Free Meals For Soldiers

Fairmont Hotel Provides Free Meals For Soldiers

A luxury hotel has thanked soldiers on duty over the Covid-19 crisis with two dinners for 200 prepared by its top chefs. The Fairmont Southampton cooked the meals for the troops at Warwick Camp and forward operating bases yesterday [Sunday] – the second time the hotel has ensured soldiers dined in style. Kiaran MacDonald, Fairmont’s regional... Read more of this article