Galaxy denies favoring non-local workers in Cotai construction

Galaxy Entertainment has issued a statement denying allegations that it favored non-local construction workers as it transferred them from the Phase 3 site to the Phase 4 site in Cotai.

On Monday, about a hundred local construction workers held a protest, alleging that they had been laid off while non-local workers were being employed for Phase 4.

Galaxy responded with a statement that in fact this issue, relating to bar-bending work, had been handled properly by the contractors and subcontractors. According to the company, all non-local bar benders had been laid from the Phase 3 construction site by June 30, before local bar benders from July 7 to July 9. They denied that the non-local bar-benders have since been employed at Phase 4.

“In accordance with their contracts and the Labour Relations Law, the related contractors and their subcontractors had paid out all related compensation to the related workers and the compensation had been accepted by most of the workers,” Galaxy added.

The aggrieved local workers have been appealing to the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) to investigate the matter further.