Casino workers’ petition on smoking ban enforcement

The Macau Gaming Enterprises Staff Association of Macau Federation of Trade Union (FAOM) presented a petition to the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam Chon Weng, at Macau Government Headquarters yesterday. The petition primarily urges the government to strengthen its enforcement of the smoking ban in gaming venues. The Director-General of FAOM, Kelvin Choi Kam Fu, revealed that the petition was also triggered by the 50 complaints that they had received for the last three to four days from workers currently working in a newly opened casino. Choi indicated that many gaming companies disregard the smoking law and facilitate unauthorized smoking zones – in particular, VIP rooms.