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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Legal experts say ruling is 'rare' as companies usually win the upper hand in such cases due to loopholes in the law A labour dispute committee penalised a foreign-run electronics company for firing 34 workers after going on strike- in a rare move that challenges an arbitration system typically seen as favouring employers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529922/shock-decision-xiamen-labour-panel-punishes-foreign-run-company-dispute
  2. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... to negotiate an equal pay package. But the drastic protest against the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in the city's Baiyun district proved a failure. ... of them on their social insurance. The strike cost the company 167 million yuan. With tensions rising, the Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions proposed the draft rules, first made public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... "That just cannot satisfy the demand for engineers these days." In recent years, engineering companies had been competing to hire the talent they wanted, he said. "For some companies ... "I have heard that an engineer with three to four years of experience wanted to quit to join another company," he said. "His boss offered him a bonus of four months' pay and he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  4. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Samsung eyes reforms after its probe found a supplier hired child workers

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, vowed to "strengthen the hiring process" at its production facilities after the South Korean company suspended a mainland-based ... that the allegation surfaced despite Samsung's efforts to prevent child labour at its suppliers," the company said. It also said routine inspections were conducted at its suppliers on the mainland. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554323/samsung-eyes-reforms-after-its-probe-found-supplier-hired-child
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... and that the protest was to express their disappointment. "If [the company] asks us to work overtime, that means they haven't hired enough people," Chan said. "In that case, even ... be minimal as staff would continue to work on crucial operating and maintenance jobs. They would refuse to attend the company's promotional events on their days off and decline to work overtime, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550590/mtr-staff-launch-protest-against-disappointing-pay-rise
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... Hong Kong general manager Tony Pownall said. "Companies are looking to take on staff to ensure they are ready to capitalise on opportunities when the economy picks up." Some 47.8 per ... down 9.8 per cent year-on-year to HK$38.8 billion. The survey found that 49.2 per cent of retailers planned to increase staff numbers. Pownall said many retail companies saw Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young and old must work to bridge generation gap

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Recruitment experts say older bosses need to learn how to get most out of recruits Young and old must work to bridge generation gap One day last year, a manager of a financial company sat patiently in his office waiting for a second interview with a fresh university graduate. An interviewee showed up, but there was one problem: he wasn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546005/young-and-old-must-work-bridge-generation-gap
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... in pressuring workers to return to work once the company agreed to their demands. The company told them it would go bankrupt if the managers did not compel the workers to return to work, he said. During ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1523504/strikes-see-new-breed-labour-activists-management
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong security guards earning 'less than 2012' due to inflation, says union

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... years for the minimum wage adjustment, according to the union, an affiliate of the pro-democrat Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. But rises in inflation during the same period- 4.8 per ... major companies conducted in January and February, over 40 per cent said their income failed to meet their basic family expenses. Ms Ho, a security guard who earns HK$7,440 a month, said travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1445592/hong-kong-security-guards-earning-less-2012-due-inflation-says-union
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    High-salary civil servants union rejects 5.96 per cent pay study proposal

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam

    ... the system," said Wong yesterday. "The mechanism creditably reflects the pay trend for over 100 private companies in the past year." He said there was no motive for companies that took part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519127/high-salary-civil-servants-union-rejects-596-cent-pay-study-proposal

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