Tivoli World to layoff staff as recession tightens grip

TIVOLI WORLD Theme Park in Benalmadena has revealed plans to temporarily layoff 61 out of its 64 staff. The aging theme park first opened in 1972, and has attracted millions of visitors over the years. The paperwork for the layoffs, known as an ERE, has been processed by the Junta de Andalucia and will affect the next two off-peak seasons, as well as this month and next month.

The procedure guarantees that the staff will be paid, and the company has promised to make up the difference between their unemployment benefits and their normal salary.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Benalmadena, Enrique Moya, has encouraged the management to take measures to put the theme park back where it deserves to be.

He said, however, that the town hall could not provide money for the park, but would present plans to other bodies which could help.

He has also promised to hold meetings with national and foreign investors in hopes of reaching agreements which will guarantee Tivoli staff their jobs.

The company which runs the park, Parques de Atracciones SA, is owned by Rafael Gomez ‘Sandokan’, charged in the Malaya corruption case, although it is owned by another company.


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