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  1. Best offer is on the table, Hospital Authority says

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority says it cannot afford more than the HK$355 million a year it has offered for pay rises for the 2,200 doctors who joined the system after April 2000. After weeks of negotiations with unions, the authority proposed a new pay scale for junior doctors on Monday, offering them rises of 15 per cent to 38 per cent. Yesterday, a Hospital Authority source ...

  2. Hospital staff demand pay rises

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they wanted pay levels restored to pre-2000 levels. The Hospital Authority changed the pay scale and cut wage packages for new doctors and nurses in 2000 after the economic downturn. 'Morale ... Ng Kang-chung About 500 medical staff and nurses at public hospitals took to the streets yesterday to demand higher pay. Protesters waved placards and shouted 'equal pay for equal ...

  3. Doctors say pay offer still short

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Hospital Authority chief executive Shane Solomon sent an e-mail to all medical staff yesterday introducing a pay-scale proposal to increase between 15 per cent and 38 per cent the salaries of doctors who joined the authority in April 2000. But Frontline Doctors' Union chairman Ernie Lo Chi-fung said the union was still dissatisfied with the proposal as it remained ...

  4. Part-time doctors considered

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Kang-chung The Hospital Authority wants to hire part-time doctors to cope with more staff leaving. In a paper to be discussed at a board meeting on Thursday, it laid down ... the public hospital system after 2000 had their salaries slashed because of the economic downturn. The authority said flexible employment was needed to secure a stable, experienced workforce and win ...

  5. Newcomers face the cruellest cuts

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... job, unequal pay'. The row over plans by the Hospital Authority (HA) to cut the allowances of staff recruited after 1998 has highlighted one aspect of a problem that afflicts the whole ... in different periods are paid allowances according to different schedules. When the HA was formed in 1990 by hiving off the hospital divisions of the former medical and health department, an attractive ...

  6. Talks held with nurses' unions on pay rises

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Nurses and other medical professionals who joined public hospitals after April 2000 are again calling for a pay rise following the Hospital Authority's allocation of HK$355 ... because the Hospital Authority had increased nurses' starting salaries this year. 'We understand why [the Hospital Authority] cut the salaries of nurses during the economic downturn. ...

  7. Monetary Authority doles out the cash to keep its high-fliers

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Monetary Authority has reserved a sum equivalent to 2.09 per cent of its annual payroll to be used to reward high-achieving employees in a bid to offset staff turnover. The news came along with an announcement yesterday of pay rises for all authority staff, including the chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, who was the highest paid central banker in the world ...

  8. 270 medical staff file Sars claims

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... observed for about 12 months after their discharge from hospital. Following the outbreak, the Hospital Authority estimated about 100 Sars survivors were suffering from avascular necrosis (AVN), ... are not also suffering from AVN. A Labour Department spokeswoman said that last June the Hospital Authority advised employees discharged from hospital that they may have other complications ...

  9. Doctors threaten strike over pay

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

    ... Ng Kang-chung Junior doctors who joined the Hospital Authority after a reform of pay scales in 2000 have threatened to strike unless the authority promises to increase their salaries. They say the wage reform has resulted in 'unequal pay for equal work' for doctors at public hospitals. The starting salary of a doctor joining the authority since 2000 is HK$33,400 ...

  10. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health officials were trying to establish yesterday if doctors at a public hospital notified the agency about chickenpox cases at a shelter for foreign domestic helpers. ... her son's condition was 'not serious' when she took him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 28. '[She was told she] should bring him back to the hospital if his condition ...




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