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  1. There's money in music

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... In this time of high unemployment, the music industry has apparently been providing job opportunities to youngsters. Canto-pop fans, who chase their idols around the city come rain or shine, are not good-for-nothing time-wasters, it appears, but are actua ...

  2. Cathay deal offers 7.5pc pay rise over three years

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways will raise the salaries of 2,200 of its Hong Kong-based staff by 7.5 per cent over the next three years. The airline, one of the city's largest employers, yesterday said that it had reached an agreement with its local staff uni ...

  3. Cathay staff satisfied by repayment plan

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Two of Cathay Pacific's largest employee unions expressed satisfaction yesterday at news that the carrier would pay a year-end bonus and reimburse staff for an unpaid leave scheme implemented during the Sars crisis. John Findlay, general secretary of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers' Association, said its members welcomed Cathay's announcement on Friday. ...

  4. Bus drivers drop industrial action

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The union reaches a consensus with management after a go-slow campaign has limited impact A bus drivers' union last night withdrew threats to escalate industrial action after two marathon meetings with management over pay cuts, staff discipline and u ...

  5. Swoop nets 33 illegal labourers in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Immigration and police officers rounded up 33 mainlanders in Yuen Long yesterday in a joint operation to curb illegal employment, which has been described by police as a 'threat to law and order'. The arrests came as the number of two-way permit ...

  6. Cleaners too costly? Try a 'hygiene' worker

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Is our government dumb, or just too clever by half? Having dragged its feet on the minimum wage issue, labour officials made a symbolic gesture of 'advising' bosses not to go below market rates when they hire security guards and cleaners. They have, however, ignored other low-wage sectors. The Labour Department's free recruitment service has also started ...

  7. Long-term HR planning lessons from Singapore

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe When work started two years ago on The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's first casino resort, one of the first issues addressed by the Singapore government was staffing. ... The government responded by commissioning a study by the National University of Singapore to find out the new skills that would be required. The university introduced a new degree course in hospitality ...

  8. Better than Singapore

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I must take issue with the suggestion of K. K. Chan ('Maids salaries: how we compare', July 21) that the cost of employing foreign domestic workers in Singapore is much lower than in Hong Kong. Singapore uses a so-called free market system for employment of foreign domestic workers, which does little to protect them from exploitation. K. K. Chan is correct to say ...

  9. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'Government jobs are different to private sector jobs. In the private sector you have to worry about getting fired.' Employers' Federation of Hong Kong chief executive Louis Pong Wai-yan, who is unhappy about the government's proposed civil service pay rises 'They will be wearing tight T-shirts and short skirts and giving out hugs ...

  10. Worker dies in fall after platform collapses

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A worker died after a nine-metre platform he was standing on collapsed yesterday. Lai Ha-chai, 59, was standing on a wooden platform while painting a wall inside West Island School in Victoria Road when the accident happened at about 10.45am. The school is being renovated. The man, who suffered serious head injuries, was unconscious when emergency workers arrived. He ...




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