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  1. Virgin Blue red-faced over 'pretty blonde' rule

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The Australian budget airline Virgin Blue was found guilty yesterday of discriminating against older flight attendants in favour of 'beautiful young ... as flight attendants. One told the Queensland Anti-discrimination Tribunal that during an assessment exercise, Virgin Blue executives had flocked 'like homing pigeons' to 'beautiful ...

  2. Domestic helpers enjoy few support services others take for granted

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is no small wonder that an employer once said to her helper in contempt that 'the laws of Hong Kong are on paper only'. By the way, I am a Hong Kong resident, being British Chinese Edwin ...

  3. Jobseekers shun travel cash offer

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in this year's budget- which aims to encourage at least 1,500 people from the Yuen Long, Islands and North districts to find jobs elsewhere. Only three have been approved. The other two were rejected ...

  4. Flight attendants demand end to enforced early retirement

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... and environment.' Clipped wings Retirement ages for flight attendants at various airlines United Airlines * No limit American AIrlines No limit Air France No Limit British Airways + No limit Virgin Atlantic ... management of British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair to stop discriminating against their experienced flight attendants on grounds of age. 'We are inflight safety professionals ...

  5. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... For example, there's the young girl who was stitched up after each violation, so she could be passed off as a virgin again - four times, until it became impossible. In the past three years, she ...

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    Cathay Pacific loses two long-running pay disagreements in one day

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... comply with the contract. This case will have effects on other airlines like the British Airways and Dragonair." She estimated she would be entitled to about HK$100,000 in compensation. Pay ...

  7. Unionists recognise mistakes during 'anti-British struggle'

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Leaders of the pro-Beijing trade union that played a crucial part in the 1967 disturbances may insist the incident was an anti-British struggle that helped push the government ... contributions to society, they also made mistakes. Stanley Ng Chau-pei, vice-chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions, said he regarded the incident as an anti-British struggle because of the colonial ...

  8. Worst is 'almost over for HSBC in HK'

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bonuses and awards for last year at a time when the British government is calling for banks to rein in excessive executive pay as unemployment reaches a more-than-a-decade high. 'A number ... the underlying pretax profit would have dropped 6 per cent to US$17.7 billion as a result of rising wages in emerging markets, restructuring costs and a levy on British-based banks that came into effect ...

  9. The winners and losers in Hong Kong's age divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong Island will be the greyest, while new towns will be the most youthful. The workforce will have shrunk and some of us will have to work longer. Sai Kung, Yuen Long ... 6.98 million in 2008 to 7.59 million in 2018, of which 16 per cent will be over 65, with their number having risen from 878,900 to 1.23 million. By 2018, people living on Hong Kong Island ...

  10. Events

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wednesday, December 3: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Don't let the credit crunch become a talent crunch'. Hong Kong Club. British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'SME survival strategies for the economic downturn'. British Consulate-General. Employers' Federation of Hong Kong seminar: 'Business succession for SMEs'. United Centre. ...




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