As of Monday several employees at the Carlisle Bay Resort will be out of a job.
In a letter dated November 20 disclosed to the Antigua Trumpet, the hotel located Old Road community told a number of it’s employees, “due to the massive downturn in business due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we implemented reduced work hours for some of our staff members in our to do our best to keep them employed during these trying times.
“Our measures have fallen short and we are forced to temporally lay off some of our staff members…for a period of three weeks.” The lay off period will therefore end on December 7.
The missive, signed by the Resorts Manager Taroon Missry, also stated that food care packages will be given to all staff on Friday.
Carlisle Bay now joins hundreds of businesses who have restored to laying off workers thanks to the ongoing pandemic. The Antigua Trumpet also learned that a joint meeting was held with the staff and their Bargaining Agents on Friday afternoon when the news broke of them been laid off.
Trumpet News further understand that it was only last week the property met with the employees to place them on a reduced work week but it would appear that occupancy and cash flow would have caused the property to make this drastic move.
Carlisle bay Employs about 200 employees. Most of the guest at this Luxury Resort originate out of the United Kingdom and the Hotel is heavily dependent on the British Airways Flights. British Airways Cancelled all flight until December when the Lockdown in the UK ends.
Trumpet news was reliably informed that other Hotels are contemplating lay offs as well, the second wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic is now causing national lockdown in several countries around the world.