Hotel employees petition against sudden lay-off

Hotel employees petition against sudden lay-off

Wangchan Riverview Hotel in Muang district, Phitsanulok (photo: Chinnawat Singha)
Wangchan Riverview Hotel in Muang district, Phitsanulok (photo: Chinnawat Singha)

PHITSANULOK: Twenty-eight former employees of the Wangchan Riverview Hotel in Muang district filed a petition with the Damrongtham Centre on Tuesday, complaining they were laid-off without being given any notice.

Hathaichanok Sirichan, 30, former chief of the hotel's front reception, said the petitioners were formerl;y employed as receptionists, doormen and room cleaners and in the laundry, food and beverage, restaurant, kitchen, general services and accountancy sections.

Ms Hathaichanok said they had been laid off without advance notice, effective from May 1.

They had not been paid compensation owed them according to the labour law. The management said only that they would get a month's pay, but did not say when, she said.

Athiptai Krairach, director of the Damrongtham Centre, accepted the petition. He said his office would arrange talks to settle the dispute.

The hotel is part of an education programme run by Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University.


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