romea - logo
January 20, 2017
romano vodi - předplatné
Loading
extended search

Slovakia: Residential hotel in Bratislava refuses to house Romani workers

14.10.2016 8:41
The Tarif residential hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia, 2016. (PHOTO:  Still from a video posted by  Denník N)
The Tarif residential hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia, 2016. (PHOTO: Still from a video posted by Denník N)

The Tarif residential hotel in Bratislava, the captial of Slovakia, has refused to accommodate Romani people and has even ejected some of them from the facility. Slovak online daily Denník N decided to investigate after hearing of the ejections and the verbal insults that accompanied them.

Journalist Miro Kern used a hidden microphone to record his interaction at the residential hotel when he attempted to reserve accommodation for people whom he identified as "his" workers. The first question asked by the son of the residential hotel director, who was sitting in the reception area, was:  "Are they white or Romani?"

When the son heard the customers would be Romani, he said the facility never rents to Romani people. "Two guys from our crew were stopped by the director of the residential hotel, who told them that he did not want to see anybody Romani here," worker Štefan Krištof told Denník N.

Kern then introduced himself to the receptionist as a journalist and asked why the facility does not accommodate Romani customers. Allegedly the residential hotel has had bad experiences with previous Romani customers and the other, non-Romani people who live there do not want to be with them.

"You Roma are costing us business here. People are moving out of this residential hotel," various Romani people quoted the management of the facility as telling them.

The director of the Tarif would not admit that he had ejected a group of Romani people the previous day from the residential hotel, nor would he admit that he verbally insulted them. Originally there had not been any problem with accommodating the workers - until the owners learned they were Romani.

The next morning, staff threw the Romani workers' property out of the room, alleging they had not paid for the accommodation, which was not true. "For Romani people we have set aside the fourth floor because the other people don't want to live with them or even see them in the corridors, but that floor is constantly full," co-owner Igor Kopecký explained to Denník N.    
 

th, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Views: 573x

Don't miss:

Related articles:

Tags:  

Diskriminace, Housing, Roma, Slovakia, ubytovna



HEADLINE NEWS

--ilustrační foto--

Hungary: Camerawoman gets three-year probation for kicking at migrants

17.1.2017 9:56
A court in the town of Szeged has placed Petra László, the Hungarian camerawoman for the N1TV station who kicked migrants at the Hungarian-Serbian border in September 2015, on probation for three years. The public defender is appealing and asking that his client be released.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Czech initiative says those in need of housing will not receive it unless law requires it

17.1.2017 8:59
The "Have a Home" (Mít svůj domov) initiative, which brings together more than 90 organizations working in the social sphere, resolutely rejects the Czech Government's proposal not to legally require municipalities to provide social housing in the Law on Social Housing now being drafted. The initiative says that if the law does not require municipalities to provide social housing for needy groups or create some other guarantee that aid will be provided by the state to those in need of housing, most of the 200 000 people now in need of housing will not be housed.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Czech Republic: Romani Holocaust Memorial at Hodonín to open this summer

17.1.2017 7:49
The memorial to the Romani Holocaust at Hodonín u Kunštátu will open to visitors this summer. Trial operations should begin in July and the official opening will take place in August.
 full story

Discussion:

Každý diskutující musí dodržovat PRAVIDLA DISKUZE SERVERU Romea.cz. Moderátoři serveru Romea.cz si vyhrazují právo bez předchozího upozornění skrýt nevhodné příspěvky z diskuse na Romea.cz. Ty pak budou viditelné jen pro vás a vaše přátele na Facebooku. Při opakovaném porušení pravidel mohou moderátoři zablokovat zobrazování vašich příspěvků v diskusích na Romea.cz ostatním uživatelům.

More articles from category







Romano voďi

Romano voďi 12/2013

..
romea - logo