Small hotels struggling after strike

Small hotels struggling after strikeSmall hotels struggling after strike.Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

The hotel strike is over, but many of the affected hotels are struggling to rise again. Somes small hotels are unsure whether or not they are able to continue operations, the newspaper VG reported.

Half of Lille Hamarøy Nordland’s employees were called for the strike on the first day. Hotel Manager Simona Aasjord thinks it’s surprising that they were taken out on strike that early as the hotel is so small.
“We have neither the funds or other assets at hand, but I hope we manage to stay above zero until the year’s end,” she told the newspaper.
Bårdshaug Mansion in Orkanger is struggling after a loss of 2.1 million as a result of the strike and will probably have to fire three to four employees.
“Ten percent of our total revenue during the year is gone. We cannot make that up,” says hotel director Magnus Müller Lysholm to newspaper Sør-Trøndelag.
In total, 7163 hotels and restaurants workers have been affected by the strike that occured between the 24th of April and the 21st of May. Unions ended the hotel strike after they succeeded in their fundamental requirement for local bargaining.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today