IUF Uniting food, farm and hotel workers world-wide:Hilton Maldives luxury resort no paradise for workers who claim their rights
Wednesday 19 September 2012, 03pm
Guests at the Hilton Conrad Rangali Islands Resort in Maldives pay 1,000 dollars a night to stay in luxury villas located on two private islands, where they can choose from "seven world class restaurants including the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant serving contemporary cuisine". "For the ultimate dining experience" guests can order a private beach dinner with their own chef and waiter. But conditions are less than luxurious for the workers who serve them.
Last year, some 350 workers held a peaceful work stoppage to highlight their longstanding demand for a clear reckoning of the service charge which makes up a crucial l part of their pay. Management responded by terminating union supporters - and refuses to comply with a court order ordering the resort to reinstate them.
Click here to send a message calling on Hilton management to reinstate these 22 workers who stood up for their rights and recognize their union!
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