Ex-employees deny stealing office equipment

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 April, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 April, 2001, 12:00am

Former employees of Metro Grant have denied claims they were overpaid and stole office equipment.

About 23 of them have filed claims with the Labour Tribunal for at least $1 million in three months' back wages. The former employees said they had not been paid since Marcos left Hong Kong in October. Most of them left the company in December.

Their premises at the Convention Plaza office tower in Wan Chai were vacated in January. Another office in Kowloon was also vacated.

A Labour Tribunal hearing is scheduled to be heard today for six of the employees.

An associate of Marcos told the Post on Monday that Filipinos had approached Marcos for work, and had then been hired and overpaid. He accused staff who claimed not to have been paid of stealing office equipment. They claim they were recruited by Marcos.