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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. HK construction worker falls to his death at Macau hotel site

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Fox Yi Hu

    ... A Hong Kong worker plunged to his death at a hotel construction site in Macau yesterday. The 53-year-old man surnamed Tsang was found lying on a podium on the third floor of the building at the site of Crown Macau Hotel-Casino, which is owned by Melco PBL Entertainment, and at 32 floors, will be the tallest building on Taipa Island. Macau police said the man was removing boards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551595/hk-construction-worker-falls-his-death-macau-hotel-site
  6. Macau mafoos fear they are heading for a fall

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau More than 100 mafoos protested outside the Macau Labour Affairs Bureau yesterday against the city Jockey Club's alleged attempt to replace them with imported workers. A Macau legislator said the situation exposed a lack of legal protection for more than 200 local mafoos and called for revision of the labour law. Protesters said some of their colleagues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536802/macau-mafoos-fear-they-are-heading-fall
  7. Macau bid to bolster disciplined services

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Macau's Executive Council yesterday proposed pay rises of 8 per cent for junior disciplined services ranks with the aim of attracting new recruits. Legislator Jose ... There are about 1,000 nurses in Macau, with the ratio of nurses to population only a third that of Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536965/macau-bid-bolster-disciplined-services
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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