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  1. Workers are more optimistic on pay rises

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... half the respondents said they did not expect a pay rise next year, while 23.8 per cent said they thought they would have a pay cut and 15 per cent thought they would have a rise. The rest said ... study showed 18.7 per cent of respondents earning more than $10,000 a month had a pay rise last year, while only 8.5 per cent of those making less than $10,000 received an increase. It found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457686/workers-are-more-optimistic-pay-rises
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... attendants earned commission of 3.5 per cent on duty-free sales. The court said there was no need for Martin Lee Chu-ming SC, who represents the attendants, to reply. Top court hears Cathay pay ... involves some 4,400 attendants and about HK$100 million, the Cathay flight attendants' union said. Cathay lawyers argued that duty-free sales commissions, line-duty and ground-duty allowances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031043/top-court-hears-cathay-dispute-over-attendants-holiday-pay
  3. HKMA staff on high end of pay rises

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... local regulators, but chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong has dropped his right to a fatter pay cheque. According to the authority, staff will get an average 4.2 per cent pay rise this year, their first increase since 2002. That is higher than the 3 per cent paid to 420 staff at the Securities and Futures Commission, their first rise since 2001. It is also higher than listed companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542952/hkma-staff-high-end-pay-rises
  4. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there was a nearly 12 per cent increase from 2010 to 2011 in the number of work visas issued to people from seven European Union countries: Spain, Italy, Ireland, Britain, France, Greece and Portugal. ... since 2009. Hong Kong has one of the lowest unemployment figures in the world. As of June, the jobless rate was 3.2 per cent, against 10.3 per cent for the European Union as a whole and 24.6 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007893/expats-rush-escape-euro-woes
  5. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... action but in which cockpit crew would work to the letter of their contracts and refuse additional duties. The DPA represents 90 per cent of the airline's pilots. The move could come ... their expatriate colleagues, largely because of housing and education allowances that can account for about 50 per cent of total expatriate packages. The DPA has long argued that after a certain period ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004222/dragonair-pilots-eye-work-rule
  6. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The bank's Asia-Pacific unit reported a pretax profit of US$13.3 billion for last year, up 15 per cent from 2010. The region contributed 62 per cent of the group's pretax profit. Six key markets ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC, which has come under fire from trade unions over its lay-off plans, may add up to 5 per cent to its headcount in Asia-Pacific by 2013, says Asia-Pacific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994038/hsbc-may-boost-regions-workforce-5pc-despite-cuts
  7. HSBC staff plan to take sick leave in job protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as Hong Kong reported improved employment. The jobless rate fell to 3.4 per cent last year from 4.4 per cent in 2010, according to official figures released yesterday. The latest jobless rate was 3.3 per cent for the last three months of 2011. Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council chairman Lee Kwok-keung said: 'Some of our members heard from HSBC's human resources people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990635/hsbc-staff-plan-take-sick-leave-job-protest
  8. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... per cent between April and June, a marked slowdown from the 8.1 per cent in the first quarter. Mainland economists have previously said that an 8 per cent growth rate is needed to create ... possible. It reduced its growth outlook for the year by 0.2 percentage points, to 8 per cent, and its forecast for next year by 0.3 points, to 8.5 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007085/job-creation-top-priority-nation-says-wen
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Cathay Pacific loses two long-running pay disagreements in one day

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the Court of Final Appeal ruled. Those include commissions on duty-free sales, and allowances for line duty and ground duty, which attendants earn in the air and while waiting for flights. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048065/cathay-pacific-loses-two-long-running-pay-disagreements-one-day
  10. Court denies Cathay's bid for appeal in row over holiday pay

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... counted in holiday pay calculations because they were accrued on a 'per person, per day' basis. Strachan argued that the duty-free sales commissions earned by flight attendants were ... calculating their holiday pay. The court found that commissions flight attendants earn from in-flight sales of duty-free goods and so-called line- and ground-duty allowances - money attendants earn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983919/court-denies-cathays-bid-appeal-row-over-holiday-pay

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