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  1. Bosses to go back to building homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Move is part of initiative to provide affordable housing Guangzhou is poised to become the first mainland city to reintroduce a controversial housing scheme that allows ... and middle-income families amid double-digit increases in property prices in the city. Housing prices in Guangzhou jumped 15.7 per cent last year. Mr Zhang was earlier quoted as admitting for the first time ...

  2. The house always wins, and Stanley's bridge proves it

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Asked who would benefit most from the bridge, Mr Ho said: 'The casinos in Macau. ... in the past, even if you took the quickest ferry it would take more than an hour, but in the future it will be a 20-minute car ride' ...

  3. Housing contractor could lose projects

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Department may re-tender deals after delays of more than a year, source says The Housing Department plans to terminate building contracts with a company that is still operating on the projects, in what would be an unprecedented move by the body, according to a source. The department is considering the move to re-tender three construction projects as the contractor, Dickson ...

  4. Cheap housing for staff attracts tax

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Mainland employees will be subject to a new tax if they buy cheap housing provided by their workplace under a new effort by authorities to clamp down on tax evasion. The new ... low-cost homes- so-called 'welfare houses'- for staff since 1998 when the mainland abolished its long-standing public welfare housing system. But the practice has continued in disguised ...

  5. It's about more than housing allowances

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is it that the housing allowance for NETs (native English-speaking teachers) attracts so much attention when there are so many other inequities in the Hong Kong education system? There's the overseas education allowance for civil servants; the two pay scales for teachers hired before and after 2000; the huge gap between salaries of new teachers and those in the senior ...

  6. Chairman of Housing Society in legal tussle

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Row between directors of surveying firm intensifies as 120 workers seek pay Employees of David C. Lee Surveyors are still in limbo after a dispute between the Housing Society ... Mr Lee has rejected calls for his resignation from the Housing Society, which is a non-profit, statutory body offering subsidised housing to people in need. It manages 32,000 rented flats. ...

  7. Liquidation woes grow for housing chairman

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fion Li Laid-off employees of the surveying firm run by Housing Society chief David Lee Tsung-hei complained to police yesterday after he missed an arbitration meeting. Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, who is helping the workers, said the Commercial Crime Bureau had accepted their complaints but needed more evidence before deciding whether to investigate further. He said the workers ...

  8. Evicted shopkeepers won't get extra cash

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam San Po Kong estate will be cleared, say housing officials The Housing Department remained adamant yesterday it would not pay additional compensation or delay clearance ... That came after the shopkeepers staged an overnight sit-in outside Government House and took their protest to executive councillors yesterday morning. Shopkeepers are entitled to up to $1.49 million ...

  9. Workers at flat projects vow to fight for wages

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Jasmine Wang Unionists in talks after housing officials take over Dickson Construction sites Despite resistance from workers and threats of a court injunction, housing ... night vowed to stage protests if the Housing Authority refused to pay wages owed to them from Dickson's $35 million retention money. A meeting between housing officials, workers ...

  10. Regulation considered

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The possibility of regulating multiple subcontracting on building projects is being studied to avoid labour exploitation, a Housing Department official says. The department ... of unpaid wages when subcontractors fail to. 'The problem of unpaid wages mainly occurs in the subcontracting process,' the Housing Department official said. ...




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