“I’m relying on my younger brother to pay my car loan." That’s according to Nuremore Hotel worker Andrew Brady who revealed to Northern Sound that he has not received a wage for his work in the last three weeks.
Andrew Brady is an employee of the Golf Club and Leisure Centre section of the hotel, which has come under fire in recent weeks due to its treatment of staff members.
With concerns from staff like Andrew who haven't been paid on time and the many more who have been put on temporary layoff, the local man says employees are getting “sick and tired” of the situation at this point.
He added that workers like himself are starting to “struggle” at home, with many unable to meet mortgage payments or put food on the table for their families.
Speaking to Northern Sound, Andrew explained; “I wasn’t officially laid-off. I’m in the golf course end of it but with cash flow issues they’ve ran out of money and we haven’t been paid for 3 weeks.
“Everyone is just sick and tired of it at this stage. We’re being told one thing but we’re not seeing anything happen at all.
“For the people who are laid-off, they don’t know whether they’re coming back to a job or not, and the ones who are working still, we don’t know if our jobs will still be secure here in the future.
“We haven’t been paid in three weeks. We’re all starting to struggle at home, borrowing money to try put food on the table and feed our kids. There’s people with mortgages along with their kids who are unable to meet payments.
“I myself have a car loan and I’m borrowing from my younger brother to pay back my car loan. I shouldn’t have to be doing this.
“We don’t even know if there is a future. We haven’t received a direct answer from the owner to state that he is going to keep it up. If there’s no money to pay our wages, there’s hardly money for renovations.
“It’s situated in a perfect sport. The golf course has unbelievable potential and a lot of local people depend on the leisure centre. It’s a pity it’s all closed at the minute.”
“We’re hoping that everything can get back up and running. We don’t want to be sitting around doing nothing when we can actually be out doing our jobs. We’ve put up with it for far too long at this stage.”