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MOM orders Five Stars Tours to pay wages owing to ex-staff

Published on Jan 25, 2014 7:56 AM
 
Defunct travel agency Five Stars Tours has been ordered by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to pay wages owing to 108 of its former staff. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Defunct travel agency Five Stars Tours has been ordered by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to pay wages owing to 108 of its former staff.

It has been set a Feb 5 deadline to do so after a four-hour inquiry chaired by the Assistant Commissioner of Labour at MOM's Bendeemer premises on Thursday.

"One hundred and eight claimants and their former employer agreed on the amount of salaries owed," a spokesman said. "The responsibility to pay the salaries rests on the employer."

The ministry did not specify the amount of wages owed, but Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the total was more than $300,000.

 
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