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  1. Visa laws fuel labour crisis

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... or not, the reality is that Macau's sudden transformation is going to require a huge influx of workers to keep it running. 'With this new cosmopolitan city environment, a host of human ...

  2. Macau labour unrest prompts revision of law

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

    ... in the city, bureau chief Shuen Ka-hung told lawmakers this month. Unionist legislator Kwan Tsui-hang said an influx of imported labourers had led many firms to lay off local workers without legitimate ...

  3. Bias feared after Venetian Macao sacks security staff

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The eyes in charge of security when the Venetian Macao opens late this month won't be the ones originally hired to watch over the vast resort and casino complex. Norman MacKillop, the casino's head of security for almost two yea ...

  4. Problems cannot be solved overnight, says Macau casino investor

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

    ... Labour Day protest during which a policeman fired five shots, K Wah group vice-chairman Francis Lui Yiu-tung said he was optimistic about the city's economic outlook. The protest left 21 ... Hing-kwok said 140,000 of the 350,000 workers in the city were imported or illegal labour. 'We don't oppose labour importation but we should develop a proper monitoring mechanism,' he ...

  5. Building worker crushed to death

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Building worker So Chiu-kong, 47, was killed yesterday when a three-metre iron beam collapsed on him at a luxury apartment construction site in Kowloon Tong. Sino Land won the bid to develop the former government site at Broadcast Drive last N ...

  6. Long-term HR planning lessons from Singapore

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe When work started two years ago on The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's first casino resort, one of the first issues addressed by the Singapore government was staffing. Incorporating three hotel towers, an arts and science museum and conven ...

  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 ...

  8. Sector needs to create and retain its own workforce

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Eustacia Huen

    ... with the right qualifications or mindset for the available jobs. Both Ms Wong and Mr Nesjoua said that apart from recruiting from other cities such as Hong Kong, luxury goods businesses in Macau could ... and talent import regulations. Ms Wong suggested five tools to retain staff: create a sense of belonging and loyalty among staff; work on company branding; offer remuneration; a healthy work-life ...

  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- the protesters mounted the most direct challenge yet to Chief Executive Edmun ...

  10. US and mainland labour unions in historic alliance

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... than 150 multinational companies have set up regional headquarters in the city. The central government has pushed foreign companies, including retail giant Wal-Mart, to set up unions ...




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