Labor Affairs Bureau

    The Labour Affairs Bureau, a public department of the Macao Special Administrative Region, is responsible for assisting in formulating and implementing policies concerning labour, employment, occupational safety and health, and vocational training. Since its inception in 1984 by Decree-law No. 42/84/M of May 12, the Bureau has been restructured by Decree-law No. 40/89/M of June 19, 1989, Decree-law No. 52/98/M of November 9, 1998, Administrative Regulation No. 24/2004 of July 26, 2004, and Administrative Regulation No. 12/2016 of May 23, 2016 in response to the socioeconomic development and the needs of citizens.

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    Several employees of Galaxy Entertainment Group on Friday gathered at the Labor Affairs Bureau claiming unfair treatment by the casino operator, local media reports. Cloee Chao, president of the New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association said the workers, around 60 years of age, have been required to resign voluntarily by the gaming group. Chao said […]

    Studio City signs Occupational Safety and Health charter

    Studio City, the Hollywood-inspired, cinematically themed resort, today signed the Macau Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL)’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Charter, a step further to strengthen its commitment to occupational safety. At the signing ceremony hosted at Studio City, Mr. David Sisk, property president of Studio City, signed the Charter on behalf of the establishment, […]

    Labor bureau inspects city’s construction sites

    The Labor Affairs Bureau has promised to inspect all of the city’s construction sites after a fatal construction accident at the City of Dreams’ new hotel Morpheus construction site.   On Friday, according to Macau TDM, a crane carrying construction materials reportedly dropped its payload onto three non-resident workers. One worker suffered severe wounds to […]

    Govt halts construction at Lisboa Palace

    The government has ordered the suspension of construction work at the Grand Lisboa Palace after a fatal work accident on Sunday, local media reports. Authorities said a worker fell from an 8 meter high platform. He was unconscious on the way to hospital, and was in a coma before being pronounced dead. “The Labour Affairs […]

    Macau will not renew non-local exec work permits

    Macau’s six concessionaires may soon be required to place more locals into managerial positions, following the latest plans from Macau’s Labor Affairs Bureau, local media reports. Wong Chi Hong, speaking at a plenary session at the Legislative Assembly (AL) on Monday, reportedly unveiled plans to raise the number of residents required to be in managerial […]

    Former Galaxy dealer files petition to DSAL

    A former dealer previously employed by the Galaxy Entertainment Group, along with gaming labor group Union of New Macau Gaming Workers Rights has submitted a petition letter to the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) on Monday, reports Macau Business Daily. The dismissed dealer, surnamed Chao was allegedly unfairly dismissed in September last year. “Right after the […]

    Palace construction staff back on payroll

    A group of local construction workers on the Grand Lisboa Palace project have been given their jobs back, local media reports. The workers re-employment comes after the workers went with legislator Ella Lei Cheng I to the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) last week to submit a letter alleging unfair dismissal. According to Lei, a total […]

    Fatal accident halts construction at Grand Lisboa Palace

    The Macau government has ordered the temporary suspension of work at the construction site of the Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai from Friday afternoon due to a fatal accident of a construction worker on site, local media reports. According to the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL), one male worker died on site after being hit by […]

    Ted Chan: We haven’t laid off staff in 10 years

    Melco Crown’s COO, Ted Chan says the company has “never laid off our colleagues in the past, maybe, 10 years in Macau,” in response to recent complaints lodged by dealers who were allegedly unfairfly dismissed from Melco Crown. In late August, Macau TDM reported that around five to six former dealers from Melco Crown have […]

    Several former Melco Crown dealers take up arms

    Around five to six former dealers from Melco Crown have sought assistance from Macau’s Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL), alleging they were unfairly dismissed and are owed award bonuses up to MOP100,000 (US$13,000), local media reports. The dealers, who are seeking assistance through the Union of New Macau Gaming Workers Rights, submitted the complaints on Tuesday […]

    Macau’s first training course for gaming employees

    Sands China held the inauguration ceremony of Macau’s first training course for gaming practitioners on Tuesday. Co-organized by the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM), the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL), and Sands China Ltd, the company’s “Professionalism Training for Gaming Practitioners” is the first course of its kind in Macau for gaming employees. The training […]