Tour agency denies talk of forced shopping
A local travel agency has dismissed claims that mainland tourists from Jiangsu province had been forced to shop in Hong Kong. The 19-member tour group made the accusation at a sit-in protest in Macau yesterday and left for Zhuhai around noon. The tourists did not make any such complaints when they were in Hong Kong, said the owner of the travel agency that managed their Hong Kong itinerary, Simon Hau Suk-kei, who is also chairman of the Inbound Tour Operators Association.
Lift workers seal deal on salaries after strike
Lift maintenance workers signed an agreement on pay rises with the management of ThyssenKrupp Elevator on Friday after a three-day strike. Both parties reached agreement late on Wednesday, the company said. The details of the deal were confidential. A workers' union said it would resume talks with the management on pay adjustments next year. All lift services resumed on Thursday.
Protruding pipe of Chai Wan barge removed
Workers removed a cement conveyor pipe extending out of a damaged barge that slammed into a sea wall next to a Chai Wan housing estate on Thursday as Typhoon Nesat hit the city.
Airport glass door hits cleaner in the head
A cleaner, 61, was sent to hospital with a head injury after she was hit by a falling glass door at the airport. Police believe the door's hinges were broken.
Half a million cross HK's borders on National Day
By 5pm yesterday Hong Kong had received 250,357 National Day visitors and seen 289,109 people depart for holidays, the Immigration Department said.