Hong Kong Employees asked to take unpaid leave

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Some unfortunate news for the employees of Hong Kong Disneyland. Their theme park has had issues with reopening due to the global pandemic. Now the latest effect of the pandemic will impact Hong Kong employees. Nearly all of the theme park‘s cast members will be asked to take a day of unpaid leave every week. The new change begins August 17 and will effect nearly 4,000 workers.

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Executives at Vice-President level and above continue to take a 20 to 30 percent pay cut, as they have since April.

The park‘s cast member’s union Chairwoman Ellen Cheng Lai-yee confirmed in a statement that around 4,000 full-time cast members would be affected by the decision:

“While the company is carefully monitoring the situation and following health authorities’ guidance as we consider our reopening plan, we are also mindful that there is currently no clear indication of when that will be.”

“Some colleagues have to support the whole family, so they don’t want to face something like this. But others understand the company no longer has an income. So, it’s a measure to tide over the difficult period together.”

It’s still unclear when the scheme would end. She believes it depends on when the amusement park would be able to reopen later.

Source: South China Morning Post

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