Employees of Imperial Pacific International in Saipan have received six weeks of back pay that they had been owed, partially alleviating the crisis and clearing the way for the company to resume the construction of its facility ordered to halt by the court.
In a series of announcements in recent days, all six Macau operators have now announced staff bonuses to most of their employees, generally equivalent to one month of extra pay.
Macau legislator José Pereira Coutinho has called on the city’s Chief Executive to take action against what he described as “collusion” between casinos and those responsible for regulating the gambling sector, in order to stop employment abuses.
Macau's Gaming Service Index improved by 17 points to 130 in the fourth quarter of 2020, with the survey finding staff were smiling more, up 41 points. The survey is compiled by the Macau Gaming Research Association.
The Macau Civil Servants Association has urged Chief Executive Ho Iat Sent to encourage the other five gaming operators to follow SJM Holdings in providing a "reward" to employees early in the New Year.
The Tak Chun Group said it has been offering "ex-gratia" payments to staff who voluntarily leave the company for a limited time. "We believe that this scheme offers our staff a viable option for planning ahead under the current market condition," it said.
The average earnings of staff members in Macau casinos as of June had fallen 5.5 percent year-on-year to MOP23,200 (US$2,900), according to the Statistics...
The role of casino employees, who play a central tenet in ensuring guest satisfaction, has had to pivot due to Covid-19 from that of being the perfect host to enforcing strict health and safety guidelines.
Macau junket operator SunCity Group is granting its employees special paid leave during the 15-day closure of casinos in Macau, local media reports. SunCity CEO...
The number of employees in the Gaming and Junket sector in Macau fell by 2,200 in the July to September quarter, down to 84,900,...