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Gaming workers take to the streets

Nearly 300 workers held a demonstration on Monday, demanding an increase in wages, local media reports.

The protest, organized by the New Macau Gaming Professionals Association (NMGPA) was held at the  Tap Seac Square at 4 p.m on Monday. 

The workers reportedly demanded a salary increase of 5 percent from Macau’s six major gaming operators, as well as a trade union law  to protect worker rights.

“We’re calling for a salary hike for not only the table game workers, but also the rest of the casino employees,” said Cloee Chao, President of the association, who led the rally. 

Chao added they were also seeking help from lawmakers in order to have their demands heard in the legislative assembly (AL).

“We wish the trade union law will be passed as soon as possible so we won’t need to go on the streets to demand our deserved benefits in future,” she said.

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