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    200 hotel employees have not been paid for 6 months

    At least 200 hotel employees have not been paid for 6 months, they are now asking the Chiang Mai Governor for help. These are employees of a famous hotel who chose to remain silent believing that they will get back to work. But after 6 months the hotel is still silent. The group contacted INN News on 30 September 2020 revealing they will be going to the Chiang Mai City Hall on the 1st of October. The group will hand in a complaint to the Chiang Mai Governor because he is the hotelís registrar. The affected employees demand the hotel be ordered to close down permanently. This will raise the chance for the employees to get their compensation payments from the Labor Court.





    A representative from the group stated that it all started when the Covid-19 situation began. Up until now, the hotel has moved its reopening date 2 times. Last time the hotel promised employees to reopen on 1 October 2020. Before the opening date employees decided to visit the hotel but it was in terrible condition. The computers are gone and the buildings have no electricity. The hotel power transformer is gone because the business is in serious debt. Employees believe that the main reason why employees have not been paid for over half a year is that the hotelís original executives have been replaced. The new executives are from a company with issues in the stock exchange market. This new team has taken over the hotel and since then employees are left empty.


    The hotel employees have been seriously affected by the problem. Their families have no money and are struggling to find food every day. They have received unclear answers with no fixed date on when or will they even receive their hard-earned salary. The group hopes that the Chiang Mai governor can help solve the issue, so they can all continue on with their life. The employees have waited patiently believing that the hotel will fulfill their promises. Their hopes were crushed when visiting the hotel, it was clear that the business would remain closed.



    200 hotel employees have not been paid for 6 months.

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    Probably a hell of a lot more than 200

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    If the hotel has been stripped for debts, they have no hope.

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    a famous hotel
    Go on then. Name and shame.

    Oh never mind.


    Dhara Dhevi.


    Workers claim Chiang Mai's Dhara Dhevi resort owes 10 million baht in unpaid wages | The Thaiger

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    They have received unclear answers with no fixed date on when or will they even receive their hard-earned salary.
    Am I missing something here?

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    It resolves to redundancy money.

    If it is right the hotel ceased trading with no intention of re-opening then under Thai employment law the employees were entitled to some form of severance pay. Sounds as if the owners are /were seeking to avoid their obligations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    It resolves to redundancy money.
    How ?

    They were not sacked just temporarily stood down due to covid, I'd also venture to say whilst they were "employed" by the hotel I suspect it was more of a "cash in hand arrangement" type employment rather than legit tax and social security paying employment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Am I missing something here?
    Yes. From my link:

    A group of 70 workers, representing over 200 employees at a luxury resort in northern Thailand, have filed an official complaint with Chiang Maiís Department of Labour and Welfare, claiming they have not been paid for 4 months. Thai Residents reports that the workers are all from the 5 star Dhara Dhevi resort in Chiang Mai, which closed its doors for good in early May.

    Former employees say they received only 50% of their salary in February and 25% in March. They have not received any payment for the months of April and May. Monthly salary amounts range from 9,750 baht to 100,000 baht, with workers claiming to be owed over 10 million baht in total.

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