Officials from the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association for Badung have asked tourism businesses to stop laying off their staff during the pandemic.
The Head of the Badung Hotel and Restaurant Association, I Gusti Agung Rai Suryawijaya, stated that all the hotels and restaurants in the Badung region need to find other solutions apart from laying off their staff, especially during the current financial crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I think that managements need to reconsider firing staff as these employees will end up losing their source of income,” Suryawijaya said on Sunday (23/1).
Suryawijaya suggested that instead of letting go of some staff members, businesses could opt to reduce the working days of all employees and implement a work shift so everyone can survive the crisis.
“Unless the hotels plan to close down, we need to find a better solution for both parties,” Suryawijaya added. However, he will keep inspecting hotels to help them find the best solution for their struggle.
He also reminded the tourism sector to avoid rallies from tourism workers, similar to what happened to W Hotel in Seminyak recently.
“When the former staff of Hotel W rallied, the governor summoned their management team. The governor hopes that hotel management would be more careful to avoid causing further damage to the society,” Suryawijaya concluded.
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