Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent movement control order (MCO) had severely impacted the hospitality industry and Berjaya Tioman Resort “was no exception”.
The management announced today that the popular island resort which is more than 50 years old will be closing on Jun 15.
In a statement, it attributed the closure to the Covid-19 outbreak which has had a heavy impact on tourism.
Retrenchments would be carried out, with all employees to be compensated in accordance with the collective agreement and the Employment Act. This compensation will amount to over RM8 million.
However, it’s probably not the end because throughout this closure, the management will embark on a much-needed major redevelopment to revitalise the resort which is more than 5 decades.
“Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by this closure.”
Once the redevelopment is complete, it said, new employment opportunities will be considered for staff who were retrenched.
Source : FMT