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  1. One woman's story of abuse

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Support from SoulTalk enabled Cara (not her real name) to turn her life around after 25 years of marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Despite years of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, she stayed because without a job or money, she felt unable to support their daughter if she left. As a battered wife, she attended group sessions at SoulTalk, working up ...

  2. Social workers turn to alcohol and tranquillisers, survey finds

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 10 per cent of social workers used alcohol or tranquillisers to ease the pressure of their workload, a survey has found. The Baptist University's social work ... and anxiety. Though most of the social workers polled said they sought help from families, colleagues and friends, 10 per cent said they drank alcohol or took tranquillisers for relief from stress. ...

  3. Two-week rule for helpers could be exacerbating cases of abuse

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... domestic helpers to leave the city within two weeks upon termination of their contract'. I suspect it is being abused by a few employers. Maybe the Guidebook for the Employment of Domestic ... employers to intimidate good helpers who intend to finish their contracts. This two-week rule is not clear in the case of an abused helper as mentioned on Page 12, Clause 11, when the helper finds ...

  4. Question of the week: Which political figure do you admire the most?

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sharon Luk, 14 George Washington is the political leader I admire the most. He was born at a time when slavery was allowed, but felt that slavery was wrong. Even though he didn't make any adjustments to stop slavery, it was because he was overly conc ...

  5. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are far-reaching. Socially, beyond misery, it breeds discontent, health problems, crime, alcohol and drug abuse. It undercuts hope, optimism and the can-do spirit that helped make Hong Kong great. ...

  6. Workers fined for abusing wage fund

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Six former workers of two seafood restaurants were fined a total of $25,000 yesterday in the first prosecution involving abuse of the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund. The former workers of Hang Ho Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant, operating in To Kwa Wan and Western, were convicted at Kowloon City Court of providing false information in applying for the Protection ...

  7. Helper exaggerated abuse claims: judge

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... A domestic helper who complained about harassment, death threats and abuse by her employer had her case dismissed after a judge ruled the claims were exaggerated. Mr Justice Anthony ... the judge said. But the judge also criticised the employers, saying Ms So had been very mean and abusive in scolding Ms Aquino for using her mobile charger and demanding a new laundry net after she ...

  8. Guangdong releases list of serious labour abusers

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Shenzhen Guangdong labour authorities have for the first time released a list of companies that have either seriously defaulted on wages, hired child labourers, or forced employees to work lengthy overtime. One analyst described the move yest ...

  9. Plea to blacklist abusive employers of maids

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Migrant worker groups yesterday called for harsher action against abuse of Indonesian maids, including spot-checking employers' homes and blacklisting offenders. ... routine spot inspections of employers' homes, stepping up inspections of agencies, blacklisting abusive employers and revoking the licences of violating agencies.' Authorities should ...

  10. Plea to blacklist abusive employers

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Migrant worker groups yesterday called for harsher action against abuse of Indonesian maids, including spot-checking employers' homes and blacklisting offenders. They said action was needed to curb the 'rampant practice' of underpaying by employers and overcharging by employment agents. Three groups were responding to a survey that found 42 per ...




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