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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 18 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 18 June, 2011, 12:00am
 

Vitasoy offers 5pc pay rise in face of industrial action

Vitasoy announced a 5 per cent pay rise for Hong Kong employees from July after a union threatened to take industrial action in support of a 7 per cent claim. The union will discuss the offer next week.

Probation inadequate for killing baby, DPP argues

Three years' probation was 'unduly lenient' for Candy Chan Man-yum, who killed her adopted baby girl by repeatedly dropping her head-first on the floor, Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos told the Court of Appeal in seeking a sentence review. Chan pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January last year. Judgment was reserved.

Wife, not daughter, wins control over man's body

The Court of First Instance granted Cheung Hong-mui control over the body of her husband, throwing out a claim to it by his daughter by a former wife. Cheung can now make burial arrangements. The court found it was preferable that the 'right to possession' of a body go to the surviving spouse rather than the children.

Worker who lost lower leg loses disability appeal

The Court of Appeal denied a bid by Lee Shing-leung, 60, who lost his lower right leg in an industrial accident in 2007, to appeal against the Court of First Instance's refusal to grant him a judicial review of the Social Welfare Department's decision not to grant him a disability allowance.

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