Millennium & Copthorne response to recruitment-fee charging at Nepali agency Vision & Value
Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA had a regional agreement in 2016 with Vision and Value valid for one year and has never been utilised nor renewed since then. One of our properties did utilise the recruitment agency once during their pre-opening phase and hired 13 colleagues in 2018; out of seven colleagues are still employed.
The property management has conducted interviews with the colleagues to investigate further on the matter. Much to our surprise and completely beyond our authority or any information regarding the same from the recruitment agency four out of seven colleagues did confirm they have paid recruitment fees to the agency, despite the agreement terms and conditions in place and in the guarantee letter issued to the Director-General, Department of Foreign Employment, Ministry of Labour and Transport Management, Kathmandu, Nepal, states that “we also assure you that these workers will not be sent out of the United Arab Emirates. We will provide a free visa, period in free cost, and will not reduce any amount from the salary of the worker’s and Vision and Values Overseas will not charge any money from joining ticket and visa.