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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wages of hotel workers ‘should be reviewed’

By Kaddy Jawo

The National Assembly select committee on Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports has urged the various hotels operating across the country to review and standardize the terms, conditions, wages or salary of the hotel workers.
This came after the National Assembly select committee visited more than ten hotels and lodges across the country.

“The default in payment of hotel workers’ wages or salary and social security benefits should be avoided,” Alagie Darboe warned.
He said the Gambia Tourism Board needs to engage all stakeholders to discuss the all-inclusive policy in order to strike balance in the industry and the Tourism units should be expanded and well equipped to enhance service delivery.

“Workers should be protected by employers by all means and employee’s rights need to be respected and not to be violated by any employers,” National Assembly member for Tumana said.
Hotel workers are the largest worker group in the hospitality industry and are largely responsible for guest satisfaction and loyalty, he added.
These remarks were made during the presentation of report by the chairman of National Assembly select committee on Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports Hon. Alhagie S. Darboe on Tuesday’s sessions.

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