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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... And the latest figure is a conservative assumption. If, instead of growing by 4 per cent a year, the economy expands by 5 per cent a year, the shortage could be almost 178,000, the Labour and Welfare ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    60pc of helpers verbally abused, survey finds

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... suffered physical abuse, a survey found. Some 60 per cent of the 1,026 helpers questioned had been shouted or sworn at, the survey by two welfare groups on behalf of broadcaster DBC found. ... While the law punishes physical assaults, it would be "very difficult" to prosecute in cases of verbal abuse, said Mark Daly, a human rights lawyer. The welfare of the city's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Prosecutions stepped up against hazardous workplaces, minister says

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Amy Nip

    ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung described the high number of deaths as "unusual in recent years". Of the 10 deaths, four involved people working at heights, while three were ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... electrical, mechanical engineers …Other areas of shortage include tunnel engineers, electricians and workers for track-laying and demolitions.” On Sunday, labour and welfare secretary Matthew Cheung ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Scrap live-in rule if you really want to stop abuse'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Phila Siu

    ... reporting abuse, Lestari added. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung has flatly rejected calls to scrap the contentious live-in rule, but last week he announced the city would ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    All-day standing drives shopping mall restroom cleaners round the bend

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN, LO WEI

    ... are putting a professional image ahead of staff welfare. Those who take on the task, most in their 50s or 60s, work for the HK$30 minimum wage or not much more. And besides being uncomfortable, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Department to look for a job and to the Social Welfare Department to apply for public assistance, but they are new arrivals and many of them do not even know which department does what," Sze said. The Society for Community Organisation was criticised in December after it pushed for a landmark court ruling granting new arrivals the right to welfare. A core member of the group, ...

  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Strike by cash delivery guards disrupts bank operations in Guangzhou

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:48am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... to the company's website. A similar strike hit Zhongshan, southwest of Guangzhou, on December 3, when more than 500 delivery guards went on strike over "welfare and income problems". The strike ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New law giving mandatory paternity leave 'in place by end of year'

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Welfare minister says bill giving new dads time off will go to lawmakers in summer- but comes under fire from both unionists and bosses Paternity leave ... Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday. The government will ask lawmakers to make it compulsory for public and private employers to give new fathers three days off ...

  10. News - World - LABOUR

    Helpers in Qatar face slave-like conditions, seek protection

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... The welfare officer said most complained of pay being withheld, insufficient food, overwork and maltreatment. Some said they had endured verbal and physical abuse by sponsors. Eight Filipino workers ...




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