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  1. Thousands to return home after losing jobs in Macau and Dubai

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Thousands of construction industry employees from Hong Kong, including workers and supervisors, have been tipped to lose their jobs in Macau and Dubai and return home ... of the council's training board, Billy Wong Wing-hoo, said the industry estimated that 8,000 workers would be sacked at stalled casino developments in Macau. This includes 4,000 job losses already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664927/thousands-return-home-after-losing-jobs-macau-and-dubai
  2. Boom time for Macau real estate workers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Professionals in the Macau property sector beat their Hong Kong counterparts when it came to pay rises this year when their salaries rose by twice as much as those in Hong Kong. A salary survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Macdonald & Company in September and October found that Macau real-estate professionals enjoyed a 16.6 per cent salary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617421/boom-time-macau-real-estate-workers
  3. HK metalworkers in Macau stop work to support strike

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Fox Yi Hu, Martin Wong

    ... Unionists and strikers visit enclave to drum up support About 100 Hong Kong bar benders working in Macau downed tools to support the marathon strike in the city, as striking construction workers and labour unions visited Macau building sites yesterday. Confederation of Trade Unions members and striking bar benders left for Macau at about 6am in the hope of mobilising more workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605065/hk-metalworkers-macau-stop-work-support-strike
  4. HK ironworkers in Macau stop work to support strike

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Fox Yi Hu, Martin Wong

    ... Unionists and strikers drum up support in former enclave About 100 Hong Kong bar benders working in Macau downed tools to support the marathon strike in the city as striking construction workers and labour unions visited Macau building sites yesterday. Members of the Confederation of Trade Unions and striking bar benders left for Macau at about 6am in the hope of mobilising more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605068/hk-ironworkers-macau-stop-work-support-strike
  5. Bringing skills to the table

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... Macau is experiencing a labour shortage, but strategies are being put in place to ensure the problem can be resolved, writes Eileen Lian Human resources managers in Macau's new ... Grant Burt, general manager of human resources at Crown Macau. But he was hopeful of the situation improving, and said that once training and staff retention issues were resolved, top executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595924/bringing-skills-table
  6. Macau must avoid jobs for the boys

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be fairly distributed. Their anger at the influx of low-skilled mainlanders in particular is understandable. Whatever the reasons behind the abrupt terminations of foreign security experts, Macau ... it cannot afford a small-town mentality of jobs for locals. With only half a million people, Macau until recently had a limited number of high-end employment opportunities, so many people came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603055/macau-must-avoid-jobs-boys
  7. HK workers fall foul of Macau labour laws

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hundreds of Hong Kong construction workers have been cheated into working illegally in Macau, a group of Hong Kong labourers said yesterday. The 13 labourers said they had signed contracts in Hong Kong to work on the construction of a casino in Macau where, as technical instructors, they could work for 45 days without applying for a work permit. At the end of the permit-free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603984/hk-workers-fall-foul-macau-labour-laws
  8. Problems cannot be solved overnight, says Macau casino investor

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu, Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters and Fox Yi Hu Problems arising from the booming casino business in Macau would not be resolved overnight, an investor said yesterday. But nearly a week after the violent ... go.' The K Wah group controls Galaxy Entertainment, which operates five casinos in Macau. Mr Lui said the casino industry would remain the engine of Macau's economy, giving room ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591882/problems-cannot-be-solved-overnight-says-macau-casino-investor
  9. Macau workers dealt losing hand in fascist economy

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Incensed by a lack of jobs and low pay while mainland labour floods in to drive Macau's casino boom- and accusing the government of corruption- ... although historically I don't think anyone ever bothered to do so in Macau. It has always been taken as a given. I can, however, substantiate the complaints about low pay and immigrant labour. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591260/macau-workers-dealt-losing-hand-fascist-economy
  10. Macau labour unrest prompts revision of law

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Growing labour unrest has prompted the Macau government to update obsolete laws which have been criticised for favouring employers. After a 10-year wait, the legislature has been ... Tang, of the Macau Workers Union. 'Most of the cases involve construction workers for large casino-hotel projects.' He said loopholes in the law had allowed employers to fire workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597510/macau-labour-unrest-prompts-revision-law

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