Hotel managers facing the sack
Fourteen hotel managers in the south of Tenerife are facing the sack following a controversy over foreign students used as staff. Their dismissal has been provisionally ordered by the courts but the decision has been frozen pending an appeal. The case dates back to almost a year ago when it was alleged that foreign students were working in a number of hotels. There is a dispute about whether they were being trained or were being used as cheap labour. Ashotel and the hotels deny any wrong doing, saying they acted in good faith and this practice is common in many other countries. The idea was to give foreign students “a learning opportunity” in a real professional environment. In any event, they say the responsibility likes with the organisers of the scheme, not the hotels.