Fairmont Hotels rethink decision to fire staff
Fairmont Hotels Group has rescinded its decision to fire all employees after State demands explanation, firm says move to allow consultation with stakeholders.
The hotel group through a statement said, the owners of the hotels are ‘very committed towards the health, safety and wellbeing of the employees’.
‘To this end, the Management has withdrawn the said memo as we continue with consultative meetings with all stakeholders until an agreement is reached’, the statement said in part.
On May 27th 2020, Fairmont Hotels fired all staff blaming the decision on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on business.
“Due to the uncertainty of when and how the impact of the global Pandemic will result in the business picking up in the near future, we are left with no option but to close down the business indefinitely. It is therefore the decision of the management to terminate the Services of all its employees due to “frustration” by way of mutual separation and taking into account the loyalty and dedication the employees have put into the success of our company in the previous years.” Mr Morad said in the memo.
The government of Kenya immediately put the management to task to explain why they made that decision.
The hotel has now rescinded its decision.