Head of tourism workers union slams privatization
The head of the tourism workers union has categorically rejected plans for the privatization of hotels and their sale. Azira Mohamed, who has union responsibility for the tourism and commerce workers says workers fear the consequences and this is enough reason to reject plans to sell hotels.
The unions are seen as powerful negotiators against the government and have already succeeded in extracting major concessions. On the other hand, the government laments the lack of investment in this sector and believes that tourism could act as an engine of economic growth.