Zouk responds to Stomp about security officer who has yet to be paid for work at ZoukOut

Submitted by Stomper D

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Stomper D took up work as a part-time security officer during beach music festival ZoukOut 2017, which occurred on Dec 8 and 9.

D, whose duties included crowd control and checking the bags of visitors, said he reported for work on the first day from 2pm to 6.30am. On Day 2, his shift lasted from 3pm to nearly 8am.

He told Stomp in a phone interview that he was supposed to receive a lump sum of $400 in cash for both days' work.

However, it has been nearly a month since the event and he has yet to receive his wages.

D said: "During an earlier briefing, we were informed that we would receive payment for our services within two to three weeks after the event.

"Till now, there are at least 60 of us who have yet to receive payment.

"Whenever we called, we were told that we would be contacted once payment was ready, but no one gave us a definite date."

When contacted by Stomp, a Zouk management representative said the company was aware of the issue and would honour the payments like it has done for the past 27 years.

"We are aware that some part-timers engaged for ZoukOut are facing delays in payments for the event that ended in the second weekend of December (8-9 Dec 2017) and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused," the representative told Stomp.

"Zouk Singapore has honoured all our payments for the past 27 years and will continue to do so. Our team is currently looking into the matter and will reach out to all part-time staff regarding timelines for payments accordingly."