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Staff at Co Monaghan hotel stage sit-in protest in dispute over wages

Employees claimed that wages are not being paid on time
Suzanne McGonagle

STAFF at a Co Monaghan hotel have staged a sit-in protest in dispute over wages with plans for further action if the issue is not resolved.

The sit-in was held at the Nuremore Hotel in Carrickmacross last Friday with employees claiming that wages are not being paid on time.

Staff at the four-star hotel and country club told The Journal that the delays in receiving their pay had been ongoing for months.

"We have meetings with management every Thursday but nothing was being resolved," said one employee.

"So a group chat was set up and close to 30 of us sat together.

"The general manager came down a few times to speak to us. He wanted us to go back to work, but we said we weren't going back to work until we were paid."

They also warned that a second sit-in protest will be held if staff are not paid in the future again.

The Nuremore Hotel was acquired by the Kylin Prime Group, an investment firm founded by Chinese entrepreneur Kai Dai, in 2020.

In a statement, management of the Nuremore Hotel said: "We deeply regret the delays in paying employees' wages on time.

"This was due to an issue outside the control of hotel management.

"We can confirm that all employees have now been paid in full and we have received assurances that the issue has been resolved and will not happen again."


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