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Nearly 250 employees dismissed from Playa del Carmen hotel

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Nearly 250 workers who arrived at their place of employment Friday were turned away due to the partial closure of the hotel complex.

The employees who worked for the Azuls Fives Beach Hotel & Residences in Playa del Carmen were turned away, being told their services were not required. All of the workers are members of the la Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos (CROC) union, which is headed by Brigido Acuña.

According to information from the CROC union commissioner Brigido Acuña, an agreement was made with the hotel in the liquidation of the employees, but with a signed agreement that they would be rehired as of June 1.

In the meantime, he says the employees will receive some pay by way of 1,478 peso a month in food vouchers, and not lose the paid vacation time they are owed.

The company dismissed the mass of employees due to the partial closure of the hotel as a consequence of the loss of tourism due to coronavirus. Brigido Acuña added that they are hoping to place the dismissed employees in other hotels until they are reinstated at The Fives.

On Thursday, the government of Quintana Roo announced tax incentives would be provided to companies that do not fire their workers.