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September 29 2015

RMJM directors fined over unpaid wages
RMJM directors Peter Morrison and Declan Thompson have been fined by a magistrates in Hong Kong after both were found guilty of a series of wage offences.

The offences, relating to RMJM Hong Kong Ltd, included failure to honour staff 'termination payments' and a failure to settle previous awards set by the Labour Tribunal to ex-employees amounting to £125k.

In their ruling Morrison and Thompson were each fined over £7k and ordered to settle this outstanding sum.

In a statement Morrison said that 'arrangements were now being made' to pay monies owed and vowed not to appeal against the decision.

7 Comments

Clive
#1 Posted by Clive on 30 Sep 2015 at 05:59 AM
good news and bad.
At last someone has seen fit to actually lay charges at the feet of these two after they criminally destroyed a fine Institution, leaving a trail of destruction.
The bad news is that they appear to have been fined to the value of a tube of Smarties, and given a smack on the back of the hand with a ruler.
Morrison's "arrangements" probably involve asking Daddy for a raise in his allowance.
Owen
#2 Posted by Owen on 30 Sep 2015 at 09:36 AM
Good. Little tip to UR, if you are going to photoshop someone's head onto a harry hill suit you need to try and get the proportions a little bit better, there is no way a human heid could be that small!!
Hargreaves
#3 Posted by Hargreaves on 30 Sep 2015 at 14:25 PM
Agreed, great to hear. I wish the same results for the ex-employees spread across the other locations. Morrison's statement, although granted only partly quoted here, is disappointing in it's lack of acceptance of wrong doing.
Daddy ... I broke my train set!
#4 Posted by Daddy ... I broke my train set! on 1 Oct 2015 at 22:10 PM
Not fined ... Convicted ... "According to a statement released by the Hong Kong Government, the two directors were convicted for their ‘consent, connivance or neglect in the wage offences and defaulting on payment of the Labour Tribunal award" ...
D to the R
#5 Posted by D to the R on 2 Oct 2015 at 17:19 PM
Throw him to the lions sire !
D to the R
#6 Posted by D to the R on 2 Oct 2015 at 17:19 PM
Get his teeth back first ....
Clive
#7 Posted by Clive on 6 Oct 2015 at 05:48 AM
The Peter Morrison "I've just won the family breath-holding competition with a time of 9 seconds" studio portrait has been a PR disaster! The grinning mug has sat above countless articles of shame and tyranny with an unassailable smugness.
7 days since the article - does anyone know if they honoured the courts demands?

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