Kerala’s resorts are seeing a drastic cut in their staff numbers following the devastating earthquake in West Java, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and businesses.
The Kerala government is planning to extend the stay of the remaining workers on the state’s five resorts in West Indies, the Indian Express reported.
The government is also considering a move to reduce the number of employees working at the six resorts in Kerala to the remaining 200 or so.
According to reports, a number of resorts have already started making the change to cut staff numbers, and are expected to continue to do so for some time.
In the next few days, the government is expected to decide on whether to extend temporary closures at the resort in West Jura, a resort in southern Kerala, and the resort at Jugada, also in Kerala.
According a report by the Press Trust of India, the move will allow the state government to make some quick decisions without having to take a final decision on whether the workers would be given permanent jobs.
The state government had initially decided to give temporary job extensions to all workers on these resorts, but now is expected in the next couple of days to decide whether to make permanent or temporary decisions on which resorts will continue to offer workers temporary work, the report added.
The State government has so far put in place the measures needed to ensure that the remaining 400 or so workers will be able to remain on the resorts.
The resorts will be open till July 31, and workers will continue working until July 31.
Kerala Tourism Minister Rajan Zed has already stated that all employees will be offered a permanent job.
The Government of Kerala has also announced the construction of 10,000 homes for the displaced people.
The Kerala government has also asked all the resort operators to take precautions and provide emergency services to the people displaced in the earthquake.