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  1. Talkback

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... guards. While the principles of protecting low-paid workers is laudable, a voluntary scheme will only increase the extent to which employers doing the right thing will be disadvantaged. ... In the article, the labour chief cites other industries as well, and rightly so. Why select two industries when application on a mandatory basis across all industries would be fairer for all concerned? ...

  2. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destination for Chinese leaders. Political Animal has learned that former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa will spend the Easter holiday with his wife Betty, their children and grandchildren in Japan, ...

  3. Right balance vital to safeguard our children

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Striking a balance between protection of children and the rights of sex offenders who have paid their debt to society can be a difficult task. Yet Hong Kong's current system provides ... The commission proposes that employers should be able to have checks made on these people for convictions for a specified list of sexual offences. But, to safeguard the human rights and privacy ...

  4. Protest of 1,000 migrant workers turns violent, says rights group

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai About 1,000 disgruntled migrant workers clashed with police in a suburb of Shanghai on Monday, a rights group said yesterday. More than 300 police were involved in the incident, which resulted in 10 of the protesters being injured and at least one police vehicle being damaged, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights ...

  5. Time-money balance important to get right

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expect to have less money. Time management has become a life skill in its own right that is not necessarily interdependent with money. Advice on how to master it abounds as much as that on money ...

  6. Companies eager to make right impression

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... that a well-honed concept of branding can lead to a substantial return on investment in the long term. Employment branding is a long-term strategy that helps to create the right perception ... as evangelists to help attract the right candidates for the company. 'This has been the most successful employment-branding strategy here because it is a network-driven type of market,' said Mr ...

  7. HK keeps No 1 ranking for economic freedom

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy for the 16th straight year amid a global slide in economic freedom due to the financial crisis, according to a report just released. The city scored 89.7 out of 100 in the 2010 Index of Econom ...

  8. Government under fire on workers' strike rights

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Civil servants' rights to strike under the Basic Law are not adequately protected in employment regulations, according to lawmakers. Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said during the Legislative Council's public services panel meeting yesterday that Civil Service Regulations (CSR) indirectly infringed on the right to strike because ...

  9. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 20 CPPCC representatives have submitted a joint proposal urging Beijing to grant special powers to Shenzhen to pilot government and social administration reforms before they are rolled out nationwide. Zhong Xiaoyu, the proposal's ...

  10. Domestic workers to get legal recognition of rights

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila More than three decades after Filipino maids began working overseas in droves, their domestic counterparts are only now about to have their rights recognised. A proposed Magna Carta for Household Helpers, now receiving bipartisan legislative support, would set a basement on wages, limit working hours, and provide health and social security benefits ...




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