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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... goes on one year after strike The moment Stanley Ho Wai-hong stepped out of the taxi into the dirty air at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, memories of last year’s 40-day dock strike came flooding back. “I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now. This road used to be teeming with the tents we set up,” the general secretary of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers said. “Can you imagine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456810/dock-strike-few-changes-year-after-longest-walkout-hong-kongs-history
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong artist standing up for security guards

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

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Local artist looking out for the guards Security guards at government museums used to be on their feet all day. They might sleep on the job if chairs were provided, artist Luke Ching Chin-wai was told. One day in 2007, Chi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454283/hong-kong-artist-standing-security-guards
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'We are workers, not slaves!' Hundreds of maids march on Hong Kong government HQ

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of contract expiry. Addressing the protesters, Lestari said: "Hong Kong remains a hotbed of social exclusion and policies that put our livelihood, security, safety, and even lives, at risk. "We have suffered too long. Hong Kong officials ignore our rights. They ignore our dignity, and they ignore our contribution to Hong Kong's economy." Public concern has grown amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444665/we-are-workers-not-slaves-hundreds-maids-march-hong-kong-government
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    60pc of helpers verbally abused, survey finds

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

    ... Phila Siu and Stuart Lau 60pc of helpers verbally abused, survey finds The majority of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong have been verbally abused by their bosses, while 7 per cent ... which found that 18 per cent suffered physical abuse and 6 per cent sexual abuse. Yesterday, an Indonesian helper who came to Hong Kong in February recalled how she was abused by her former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492038/60pc-helpers-verbally-abused-survey-finds
  5. 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

    ... said the Hong Kong Buildings Management and Security Workers General Union. Eight out of 10 security guards now earn HK$30.60 an hour, which represents a 7 per cent increase after a wait of two 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 ...

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

    Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao

    ... shortages were given as one of the reasons behind the two-year delay to the HK$67 billion high-speed railway linking Hong Kong and Guangzhou. If the plan goes ahead, it will mark a departure from ... the requirements include the high-speed railway, the HK$83 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the HK$120 billion plan to develop new towns in the northeast New Territories. Last September, the MTR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487667/government-consider-directly-importing-foreign-workers-selected
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    How one of Hong Kong's first maids from Myanmar won over jaded employer

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

    ... at the clothes and she understands what I want her to do." The first group of 19 helpers hired from Myanmar arrived in Hong Kong late last month, and Lee is among the city's first to employ one ... will receive is the reason she chose to come to Hong Kong to work. Thida Soe and the other Myanmese helpers took classes for three months before they arrived in Chinese cooking, English and Putonghua. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442073/how-one-hong-kongs-first-maids-myanmar-won-over-jaded-employer
  8. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an internet startup with two friends. ... to compete with Chinese banks and Chinese insurance companies and Chinese software companies," said William Overholt, president of the Fung Global Institute in Hong Kong. "We're ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1486330/chinese-graduates-deepen-hi-tech-inroads
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Domestic helpers forced to pay agencies '20 times legal rate'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Helpers pay '20 times' legal rate to agencies Nearly half of foreign domestic helpers have paid their job agencies more than Hong Kong laws allow, in some cases overpaying by more than 20 times the standard rate, a study shows. And more than a fifth of employers find their workers do not meet promised levels of experience and language ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466506/foreign-helpers-paid-agencies-more-20-times-legal-rate-study-shows
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dockers lukewarm on HIT pay offer: union

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Dockers lukewarm on HIT pay offer: union Port operator Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) claims nearly all of the 3,000 contracted dock workers at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals have agreed to its pay rise proposal of 10.1 per cent. But Stanley Ho Wai-hong, general secretary of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers, disputed the claim, saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482428/dockers-lukewarm-hit-pay-offer-union

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