Macau: workers demand casinos increase social responsibility efforts

FAOM issued a statement after a meeting with the new Secretary for Economy and Finance asking gambling operators to commit to a “harmonious working relationship” with their workers.

Macau.- The Federation of Macau Workers’ Associations (FAOM) has had a meeting with the new Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, to discuss the future of the gambling industry in Macau. As part of the discussion, the FAOM said it was vital for casino operators to do more when it comes to social responsibility.

According to a statement released after the meeting, FAOM said efforts should be made to “create a harmonious working relationship”, to “increase gaming operators non-gambling elements” to “diversify the SAR’s economy” as well as “widening the work opportunities of workers ”.

The Secretary for Economy and Finance said: “The Government remains committed to protecting the rights and interests of local workers, coordinating relations between employers and workers, and improving vocational and occupational safety and health training in order to encourage the vertical mobilization of local workers.”

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