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Agreement being reviewed after Puerto Morelos hotel employees protest

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A Puerto Morelos hotel has agreed to the review of its collective bargaining agreement after several tense days of employee issues. State authorities, labor unions and the company itself have agreed to the review after a 24 hour protest by employees.

On Tuesday, head of the Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort, Carlos Berdegué will meet with Governor Carlos Joaquín González, the Secretary of Labor Catalina Portillo Navarro and members from CROC union, to discuss issues.

Hotel employees held their peaceful 24-hour protest over the weekend after they say, the hotel failed to reinstate laid off workers and respect their labor rights.

Issues on the table include lack of hotel guest tip distribution among workers, transparency in the payment of the all-inclusive tip per guest night, payment of overtime and salary, contractual and PTU reviews with the participation of a mixed commission of unionized workers and sexual and labor harassment.

The April 12 meeting will take place at the offices of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare in Cancun. The secretary general of CROC Quintana Roo, Martín de la Cruz Gómez, has already met with the protesting workers and expressed union support.