Happiest place on earth hurting employees, says union

Disneyland’s restrictions could put workers at risk in Hong Kong
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/21/2005

Hong Kong Disneyland is putting its employees’ health at risk by ignoring basic safety measures, a union said.

The Confederation of Trade Unions in Hong Kong said the group has received complaints from staff alleging that they can only drink water during their 15-minute breaks, which come just once every four hours compared with every two hours for Disney staff in the United States.

The climate is very warm and employees, especially those who have to wear cumbersome costumes, could be at risk for heat stroke and dehydration if they’re not allowed to drink water in front of customers, said a union spokesman.