Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — For the second time in a week, employees at a central Playa del Carmen Walmart have stopped working. Dozens of the busy store’s employees refused to work Wednesday afternoon claiming they have still not be paid owed bonus and overtime.
Croc union leaders Isaías González Cuevas and Martín de la Cruz Gómez arrived at the Walmart location Wednesday to discuss the ongoing conflict with managers.
Last week, employees stopped working and protested outside the store due to a lack of pay. On Friday during the first protest, the company agreed to discuss the issue the following Monday. However, according to Croc, they have not complied.
“If the company agrees we will talk with them, but I have already spoken to the Attorney General’s Office and we explained what has been happening because they are not giving an answer that is accepted by the employees. So, that’s where we’re at,” De la Cruz Gómez explained.
He said if an agreement is not reached they will have to “resort to legal instances” so that the company complies.
On March 10, employees from the same store held a brief protest due to their lack of pay of overtime and bonuses.