Their return to work follows an assurance from the Hotel Management yesterday to deal with their log of claims and will make a respond by August 31st.
In a letter to the employees, the hotel’s secretary, Lew Nielsen said they acknowledged their claims and will review, consider and response to them by the end of this month.
“Therefore the management asked the workers to go back to work as of last night,” Mr Nielson said.
The news was welcomed by the employees who staged the whole day sitting protest on Thursday.
One of the leaders, Derick Olitaimae said they accepted the decision but will resort to similar action if the management fails to respond to them by the end of this month.
He said everyone should return to work as of last night and today.
Meanwhile, director of the company Constantinou Kostas told the employees he had never cited any log of claims being forwarded to him from the management.
However the employees’ representative told Mr Kosta they have presented the claims to the management several times during staff meetings.
They said the management just ignored their grievances which forced them to involve in the sit in protest.
The Solomon Star understands the employees’ case against the company is before the High Court which Solomon Islands National Union of Workers (SINUW) took up.
The Heritage Park Hotel is the country’s premier hotels.
It has a total of 200 shares, 60 percent of which is held by a foreign company C.G.A. Properties Limited, another foreign company Nasfund PNG with the majority shares of 120 percent and the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund 20 percent.
By Eddie Osifelo
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