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Govt drops mandatory holiday arrangement proposal

2018-12-06 07:48     Comment:0

The government has decided to suspend its recent mandatory holiday arrangement proposal due to the “big” disagreement between the city’s business and labour sectors, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said yesterday.

This proposal – colloquially known as “Choose 3 among 4”, was that a company could arrange for its employees to take up to three out of four mandatory holidays (New Year’s Day, the Ching Ming Festival, the day following the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chung Yeung Festival) on three other days of the city’s various non-mandatory holidays, without the need to give the employees extra pay, based on mutual agreement.

The policy secretary also said that the government would go ahead with the legislative tasks for the other six proposed major amendments to the Labour Relations Law.


Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac (centre) speaks to reporters after chairing yesterday’s closed-door meeting of the Standing Council on Social Concerted Action at the Macau Business Support Centre (MBSC) in Nape, as Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) Director Wong Chi Hong (left) and his deputy Ng Wai Han look on. Photo: MPDG
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