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  1. Democratic camp is the big winner

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Macau But gaming industry candidates show most impressive form Tussles between the working class and business sector will be one of the challenges facing the Macau government when the new Legislative Assembly starts work next month. But a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518008/democratic-camp-big-winner
  2. City employers face labour shortage

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Donna Page Despite the economic downturn that has seen thousands in Macau lose their jobs, employers are still struggling with the city's chronic labour shortage, according to City ... notwithstanding regular turnover. Mr French said despite lay-offs at many casinos, cuts to Macau's foreign-worker quotas meant the labour shortage problem was still a major hurdle. 'The economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689211/city-employers-face-labour-shortage
  3. Handouts, crackdown a bid to quell Labour Day anger

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau is cracking down on illegal workers and giving out cash to quell the anger of local labourers as unionists plan a Labour Day rally against 'businesspeople ruling ... the casino sector's downturn. His union and two other labour groups, which were behind major protests in the past few years, will rally against 'businesspeople ruling Macau' on May 1. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677942/handouts-crackdown-bid-quell-labour-day-anger
  4. Labour demand outweighs supply

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... But employers are in no rush to expand their workforce as the economy and visit restrictions take their toll. Reports by Wilson Lau Although the Central government's restrictions on mainlanders travelling to Macau since July has cooled growth in the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657407/labour-demand-outweighs-supply
  5. Dealers trapped by government interference in the labour market

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a monopoly to an oligopoly, the government's line in the sand on labour has been that casino dealers in the city must be 100 per cent local. This was a great idea a few years ago, when ... 330,000-strong labour force do not have jobs. Some of those people probably don't need or want to work. There are almost no more locals to hire. But because government policy insists all card ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653210/dealers-trapped-government-interference-labour-market
  6. Government needs to get a handle on illegal labour problem

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... As told to Fox Yi Hu Larry So Man-yum Political commentator It is increasingly hard to tell illegal labourers from local workers in Macau, where tourist visa-holders are easily blending into the workforce. What if your neighbour of 10 years turns out to be an illegal labourer squeezing you out of the job market? Last month, police found a mainland worker who had overstayed his Macau visa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643920/government-needs-get-handle-illegal-labour-problem
  7. 800 stage smallest Labour Day rally in Macau in three years

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu About 800 Macau residents marched from North District to government headquarters by Nam Van Lake in a peaceful protest against corruption, imported labour and the wealth gap. It was the smallest Labour Day rally in at least three years and a far cry from the violent clashes that left 21 police officers and dozens of demonstrators injured a year ago. Unionists said the small ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635981/800-stage-smallest-labour-day-rally-macau-three-years
  8. Macau casino operators get to grips with labour costs

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Service began compiling industry employment figures. The data suggests the territory's six casino operators may have recently turned a corner in terms of controlling labour as a key cost ... in the second quarter after more than doubling over the past three years. In terms of the total labour force, the percentage of people directly employed in gaming shrank to 13.8 per cent, down from 14.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634541/macau-casino-operators-get-grips-labour-costs
  9. Labour levy planned to help smaller firms

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... was intended to ensure fair play among employers as the city's labour shortage grew, Mr Ho said yesterday. The city's casino boom has hit smaller businesses, which often protest over the distribution of labour-import quotas. They allege the government favours large firms, especially casinos, in approving labour-import applications. Companies applying for labour-import quotas often have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603676/labour-levy-planned-help-smaller-firms
  10. Visa laws fuel labour crisis

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

    ... of foreign workers swamping Macau, the government is coming under mounting pressure to relax immigration restrictions as 'Asia's Las Vegas' faces a serious labour shortage. Even before ... restricting the importation of foreign labour, poaching staff has become endemic, and average salaries have risen to at least HK$14,000 a month, according to recruitment agencies in Macau. As some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617605/visa-laws-fuel-labour-crisis

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