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More than 450 workers let go from Akumal hotel

Akumal, Q.R. — Dozens of hotel workers expressed their annoyance Thursday after approximately 460 were let go from Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya earlier in the week.

The group demonstrated outside the hotel citing unjustified dismissals and asking to keep their jobs with minimum wage pay. Accompanied by their union delegate, the workers demand that during the period of inactivity they be paid a minimum wage as the law indicates.

“Colleagues work and train, but they are not valued. We have been waiting three days from morning to afternoon looking for an answer. Today the hotel closes, but they wash their hands, they say they are leaving until further notice,” said Petronila Rodríguez Cruz, CROC delegate for this hotel.

The group said they would stay until a hotel manager agreed to meet, which eventually did happen. There was no word on the outcome of the meeting.