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  1. HK Alliance leads popularity survey for first time

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China was the most popular political group in a University of Hong Kong survey for the first time since polling began in 1992. The survey, conducted last month, saw support for the alliance rise by 7.9 points to 57.5 out of a 100. The Confederation of Trade Unions followed with 56.2 points, while ...

  2. Alliance wants review of minimum wage law's rules on disabled staff

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong and Ada Lee An alliance may apply for a judicial review to fight for the labour rights of disabled workers under the new minimum wage law. Under the law, which took effect ... Chiu-hung, convenor of a minimum wage concern alliance. This aspect of the law might contravene international human rights laws and the principles of the minimum wage ordinance, he added. ...

  3. Fledgling alliance links two key protest efforts

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Anita Lam

    ... Ambrose Leung and Anita Lam An unlikely alliance is emerging between lawmakers pushing for a de facto referendum on universal suffrage and young protesters opposing the express rail link project, despite the latter's suspicions about the political establishment. The Civic Party, which is pushing the de facto referendum plan with the League of Social Democrats, had invited some ...

  4. Alliance fights for welfare overhaul

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alliance was set up yesterday in support of Eddie Tse Sai-kit, who formerly worked at the Tai O office of the Young Women's Christian Association. In a complaint he filed with the Legislative ... Tak-sing, who had asked the YWCA to help promote 'social harmony'. The alliance comprises social-service organisations, Tai O residents' groups and tenants' groups, ...

  5. Focus on the needy, first population policy alliance urges

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... on economic matters. The Alliance Concerning Population Policies, set up last month by seven social groups, plans to stage news conferences and forums, and conduct studies to focus public attention ... population policies,' said social worker and co-founder Fan Lap-hin, the project secretary of the Hong Kong Christian Institute. As well as Mr Fan's group, the alliance includes ...

  6. New alliance to launch fight against GST proposal

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Society for Community Organisation is set to form an alliance to launch a battle against a proposed goods and services tax which it says will disadvantage the poor. Director Ho Hei-wah said he had plans to liaise with different organisations, including unions, to take 'any possible actions' against the controversial new tax. He did not rule out ...

  7. Poor children's dismal summer

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A survey by the Alliance for Children Development Rights shows many children from poor families lack the opportunities that their better-off peers have. In June, the alliance interviewed 208 ... 'Poor families should not have to make the bitter choice between buying food and paying for summer activities,' said Kaki Lam Man-wa, a community organiser working for the alliance. One ...

  8. More help urged for families of mentally ill

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government should support mentally ill patients' families more and set a timetable for such policies, a forum organised by the Alliance for Advocating Mental Health ... The alliance will air its concerns to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. ...

  9. Maids protest against bill to curtail 'job-hopping'

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Filipino and Indonesian maids in Macau are campaigning against a bill that would ban them from the city for six months if their contracts are terminated. The bill on imported labour, to be vetted by lawmakers in the next few months, also feature ...

  10. Tougher penalties for misbehaviour by lawmakers would be welcomed by public

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... campaign, some people accused the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong of providing free food and gifts in the hope of getting people's votes. Such an accusation ...




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