British Columbia

 

Workers win against Cucina Manila

By Ted Alcuitas

One of British Columbia’s prominent Filipino restaurants has been ordered by the province’s Labour Standards Branch to pay $42,495.12 to former employees.

Cucina Manila Restaurants Inc. which operates four branches throughout the lower mainland was also ordered to pay $2,500 for administrative penalties in a decision released March 7, 2016.

The restaurant chain owned by Liberty Vivar has four locations – at the Surrey Central station, Joyce St. station in east Vancouver, Richmond at the Aberdeen station and its latest – at the New Westminster station.

It also operates Goto King beside the Joyce St. location.

The Richmond branch closed recently after former workers filed a complaint for unpaid wages another labours standards violations.

It has a Scarborough, Ontario  branch, but its telephone no. is no longer in service as well as the telephone in its New Westminster location. Nobody answered the telephone at the Surrey location when we tried to reach it.

The seven former workers awarded compensation  are Delford Avila, Wilfredo Bagang, Roshir Cabanayan, Teodoro De Leon, Eduard Libunao, Jesus Viloria, and Lasalette Viray.