>Conflict over plan to close Wyndham Nassau Resort

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>A disagreement between the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) and Baha Mar could lead to industrial action in the coming weeks, as the hotel workers union has taken exception to a proposal by the Wyndham Nassau Resort to close for nearly two months later this year.

The Nassau Guardian understands that the Wyndham’s proposition to close its hotel and casino from August 23 to October 7, 2010 – as it did last year – is being regarded as contrary to the agreement the hotel union signed with the Bahamas Hotel Employers Association last year, which said that the BHEA would not lay off any hotel workers in 2010 if the union agreed the BHEA could reduce its pension contributions by half this year.

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