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  1. No wages for workers, no New Year

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... In the first of a three-part series, Josephine Ma looks into the plight of migrant workers in China Migrant worker Liu Xinglun has been in self-exile during the past two Lunar New Year ... they will come swearing and yelling at my house during the Lunar New Year. Sometimes they stay at my home for a whole day and refuse to leave if I cannot pay them,' Mr Liu said. 'I am very ...

  2. Brick kiln foreman gets death penalty; 28 others are jailed

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the public and central government leaders for an investigation. Liu Jimin, a deputy director of the Shanxi Higher People's Court, said the Linfen Intermediate People's Court had imposed ... to escape. He also used underground head hunters to abduct 31 migrant workers, including nine with mental disabilities, from railway stations in Henan, Shanxi and Shaanxi. Mr Liu said Heng offered ...

  3. Helpers' visas now easier to renew

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... she said. Teresa Liu Tsui-lan, head of an agency that provides a renewal service, said it would not reduce its charges. Liu, managing director of the Technic Employment Service Centre, said ...

  4. Law will end hepatitis bias, authorities say

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B virus. In an online forum at the government's gov.cn internet portal, Liu Danhua- deputy head of training and employment at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security- said the new law would ... and the call to address workplace discrimination is very high,' Mr Liu said. 'The law is going to open a new chapter of fairness in the workplace.' He said the draft included an article ...

  5. Longer breaks urged on hot days

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Migrant workers should extend their noon breaks and avoid working outside in intense heat this summer, the state-backed trade union organisation said yesterday. Xinhua reported that Liu Haihua, the deputy director in charge of labour security in the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, suggested workers at construction sites, high-temperature workshops and outdoor ...

  6. Bosses rail at one-sided consultation in rushed reform

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consultation with corporations could have made the law more readily acceptable.' Liu Xiqian, another NPC delegate and chairman of Yuwang Group in Shandong province, said there had probably been ... and the corporations' voice was feeble, even if it was heard,' Mr Liu said. The central government argues it has listened to the community on the issue. According to the country's top legislating ...

  7. Union hits 193m members, aims for 10m more

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was like an employee's home. 'If workers have troubles, they can contact their labour union.' But Shenzhen Contemporary China Research Centre director Liu Kaiming said the higher ... province. All of them have set up labour unions. But their migrant employees do not know they have such an organisation,' Mr Liu said. 'The companies pay 1,000 yuan per month ...

  8. letters

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of them, Liu Xiaohua, impressed me with her attitude. She no longer allows herself to cry easily, and has become stronger. Her positive attitude was a fine example for Hongkongers during ...

  9. Construction site's strike hurts us all, says property boss

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... to the long-term part-timers, the whole strike would not have occurred.' Liu Keung, 43, a bar bender since 1997, said most workers would go back to work if they were paid HK$850 shift. 'Most workers only get HK$600 a shift. The contractors' association is playing with words. The pay rise is only for casual workers. Outsiders do not understand and think we are greedy,' Mr Liu ...

  10. Beijing targets 14m jobs this year

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the private sector to continue to grow quickly. 'We have to see how fast the non-state sector expands,' said Liu Kiu-wai, a professor at City University in Hong Kong. Professor Liu also ...




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