Tulum, Q.R. — A group of Tulum hotel workers protested outside their workplace Friday. The group arrived at 6:00 a.m. demanding hotel compliance with their labor rights.
With signs in hand, they claimed delayed payments for overtime and withheld tips. After several hours of non-response from the hotel’s manager, they blocked access to the hotel’s lobby.
Workers from Aloft Tulum said they would stay until they were heard.
“We are going to continue here until they understand that they cannot be like this, violating our rights. The company cannot keep five percent of the tips with a percentage that corresponds to fellow workers,” said one of the protesters through a megaphone.
A group of nearly 30 workers continued outside the hotel until the 3:00 p.m. shift change before they placed a strike flag. It was another two hours before a hotel manager finally appeared. Several people from the protest group went inside the hotel to begin talks.