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Former employees of The Club Resort & Spa expressed anger and frustration during a near three-hour meeting with the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) yesterday to discuss plans for their severance payment.

Several said that apart from learning that the Vauxhall, St James hotel struck a deal with the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to pay them the outstanding 75 per cent of their severance, there was a deafening silence on how much longer they would have to wait for financial relief.

They said it was unfair to put the burden on the NIS, given they had a written commitment from the hotel to pay them the outstanding monies.

Holding up her water bill which had a “Due for disconnection” stamp on it, one very vocal former employee, who declined to give her, name said: “Right now, my bills are all marked ‘due for disconnection’. I want my money. It is as simple as that. . . (CLM)

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