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  1. Protesters make themselves at home

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Construction workers occupy the Central Government Offices yesterday in a protest over unpaid wages. More than 30 workers, led by representatives of the Confederation of Trade Unions, pushed past guards at the offices' west gate when it was opened for a postman. The workers from a Housing Authority project in Sau Mau Ping claim they are owed $3.8 million. ...

  2. Chaos as strikers blockade Central

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Lai Ying-kit Workers' protest blocks Queen's Road Metal workers on strike for a fourth day brought traffic in Hong Kong's central business district ... the demonstrators were corralled into an area on Queen's Road Central, and seven were allowed to meet a Labour Department representative. The meeting yielded no results, and they vowed to stay ...

  3. 300,000 Foxconn staff in move to Henan

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Foxconn plans to relocate 300,000 jobs from Shenzhen to a new factory in central China's Henan province, and shift some other production to Tianjin , Qingdao and Wuhan after a spate of worker suicides and rising labour costs in Shenzhen. Xinhua reported yesterday that Foxconn's new factory in Zhengzhou , Henan's provincial capital, would occupy a 133-hectare site ...

  4. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has warned that the mainland faces a stark employment outlook and stressed that job creation is a top priority for the central government. ... on the central government's website. The warning follows his bleak comments on Sunday that the world's second largest economy is yet to build momentum for a stable rebound following the posting ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong widens search for domestic helpers to Bangladesh

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... companies in the committee, was quoted as saying last year. "It takes a lot of work and political will to revise the regulations." The government's top think tank, the Central Policy ...

  6. Cathay gives 5pc pay rise, month's bonus

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... capacity is expected to rise up to 20 per cent next year. But its cargo volume shrank more than 17.5 per cent year on year in October and its load factor - the percentage of cargo space occupied ...

  7. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attributes this to the commencement and reactivation of government infrastructure schemes. 'Major projects, such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Shatin-to-Central Link, have ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Weather a hot and wet topic on the mainland The China Meteorological Administration will hold a press conference today. China has seen extraordinary weather in the past two months - f ...

  9. 3 projects set to generate 15,000 jobs

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Joyce Ng

    ... 500 workers - including skilled workers - would be recruited in the next three months. Meanwhile, the Central-Wan Chai bypass project, due to start at the end of the year, will create 6,400 ...

  10. HK slows down, but still growing

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shippers' Council, said: 'The impact of weak overseas demand, coupled with the policy of the central government to push manufacturers to upgrade, will give Guangdong manufacturers, a large part ...




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