Macau casino operator Sands China Ltd is to pay on August 30 what it describes as a “one-time special award” to eligible full-time workers of “qualifying grades”.
The firm said in a Monday press release that 99 percent of Sands China’s team members, numbering in total more than 28,000 individuals, would benefit from the award. Eligible staff must have joined the company before June 1, 2019, stated the company.
According to the announcement, Sands China’s employees that have completed at least one year of “continuous service” before August 30, 2019, will receive an award equivalent to one month’s salary, subject to a ceiling of MOP50,000 (US$6,216).
The company added that it would award pro-rata bonuses to team members with less than one year of service.
The announcement didn’t clarify the total amount of money committed to pay the special bonus.
Wilfred Wong Ying Wai, president of Sands China, said in a prepared statement included in the release: “We are pleased to announce this one-time special award for eligible team members as a way to express our appreciation for their teamwork and dedication.”
He added: “With Sands Macao marking its milestone of 15 years of service in Macau this year, and developments on the Londoner Macao project well on track, I look forward to working with our team members to ensure that Sands China continues to go from strength to strength.”
Sands China was the third of the city’s six casino operators to announce publicly a mid-year bonus to staff. Macau casino firms SJM Holdings Ltd and Wynn Macau Ltd said last week they would pay a “special bonus” to their respective eligible staff.
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