Sands China Ltd. expresses concern over construction workers protest

Sands China Ltd. issued a statement expressing its concern regarding a recent incident in the construction of The Parisian Macao in which construction workers twice gathered in front of the Liaison Office over the weekend to protest for compensation after they were fired by the construction company.

About 60 Chinese workers, fired by Hsin Chong Engineering (Macau) from the Sands China’s Parisian casino resort project, sought help regarding dismissal compensation.

“As the investor, Sands China Ltd. has appointed Hsin Chong Engineering (Macau) Limited as construction manager together with various trade contractors for the project, and understands there is a discrepancy on a consensus reached between one of the project’s trade contractors and a group of imported workers, regarding the workers’ exit scheme.” 

 “Sands China understands that its construction manager and the concerned trade contractor are committed to keeping all arrangements in line with the labour laws of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the company will ensure those commitments are implemented.”

On Saturday evening, the Labour Affairs Bureau released a statement saying the workers, who had rejected compensation offered by the contractor on Friday afternoon, finally accepted the sum.