Macau | Gov't drops proposal for change in number of mandatory public holidays

The Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said today that due to lack of consensus between employers and employees concerning a Labour Law amendment that would change the number of compulsory public holidays, the proposal was suspended by the government

Macau (MNA) – The Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac announced on Wednesday that the government decided to drop a proposed amendment in the Labour Law that would change the number of compulsory public holidays.

The amendment would imply that three of Macau’s compulsory public holidays should be changed into normal public holidays, a change that was opposed by 64 per cent of respondents during the public consultation period and led to critics by several Legislative Assembly (AL) legislators.

Speaking after a meeting of the Standing Committee for the Coordination of Social Affairs (CPCS) today, the Secretary indicated that government, employers and labour representatives agreed to suspend the proposal due to lack of consensus between the parties.

During the meeting the increase in contributions to the Social Security Fund (FSS) and the proposed law for the full implementation of a minimum wage were also discussed, with the Secretary stating the different sides agreed with the proposals but that certain details still needed to be adjusted.

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