8 Feb 2013

Fiji resort staff lose jobs in Cyclone Evan aftermath

4:04 pm on 8 February 2013

Two Fiji resorts have reportedly laid off 80 staff as a result of the destruction caused by Cyclone Evan in December.

FBC News says the staff of the Bounty and Treasure Island resorts have been told they're unable to keep their jobs.

Management is quoted as saying that engineers are trying to get the resort up and open again as fast as possible for the jobs to be restored.

The General Secretary of the National Union of Hotel and Catering Employees, Daniel Urai, says the union can't do much since none of the workers from Bounty and Treasure Island resorts is a member.

He says at least two other resorts are facing the same situation, but the union has managed to negotiate a half pay system until these resorts re-open.