Galaxy workers protest in Macau

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Employees of the casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group demanded changes in their workplace policies.

Macau.- Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd’s employees gathered outside Galaxy Macau on Tuesday to demand a change in their workplace policies, as well as a fourteenth month of salary in bonuses every year.

Galaxy Ent revealed in an email after the 100-people protest that it was organised by a non-employee, GGRAsia reported. Professional for Gaming of New Macau, a labour group, said that they were responsible for the event and said that over 300 employees joined the protest. “The protest today is against the harsh way Galaxy Entertainment treats its employees,” said a worker from StarWorld Hotel on Macau peninsula to the news outlet. “Now [GEG] is giving us in advance [part of] the bonus from year-end. But we are saying no. This bonus was supposed to be ours anyway: they [did it] just to keep our mouth shut.”

Among the demands, workers said that they want a one-month salary as a bonus on top of the 13th month offered by the company last week. Moreover, they want to cancel an internal staff rating system, and the removal of Horizon VIP Room at the Galaxy Macau.

Cloee Chao, president of the Professional for Gaming of New Macau, said that protestors carried out a petition and that the company will answer in a week. “Let’s give the company a week and see what their responses are. If they do nothing, then we are going to gather again next weekend,” she said.

“GEG reaffirms that the company is always willing to listen to its employees, and is committed to following up on any reasonable suggestions and making any necessary improvements,” said the company.