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  1. 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

    ... Chi-ming, head of the Institute of Vocational Education's construction department, said the government should not press ahead with too many infrastructure projects at once, as the current ... as chief executive, from 1997 to 2005 and from 2005 to 2012, respectively. The exodus was due to the few infrastructure projects during those years, so "engineers were forced to leave ...

  2. 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

    ... Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao Government will consider directly importing labour for selected construction projects after manpower shortages hit high-speed railway Fast-track plan for foreign workers The government could directly import workers for infrastructure projects at the border, an official has revealed to the South China Morning Post. The idea emerged after manpower ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... why their contractors of main infrastructure projects are in such a shortage and how much labour they actually need,” Fan said. Maggie So Man-kit, MTR’s deputy general manager for projects, ...

  4. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Fifa asked to act after 185 Nepalis die building Qatar World Cup stadiums

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kathmandu Fifa told to act after 185 Nepalis die in Qatar The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by official documents revealing that 185 Nepali men died last year alone. The 2013 death toll, which is expected to rise as new cases come to light, is likely to spark ...

  5. News - World - LABOUR

    Helpers in Qatar face slave-like conditions, seek protection

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... are not directly connected to Qatar's preparations for the soccer tournament, but domestic workers will play a big role in staffing the hotels, stadiums and other infrastructure that will underpin ...

  6. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Singapore repatriation firms' tactics under workers' rights microscope

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:02am by AP

    ... to expel foreign workers. The country's wealth and continued growth rely in large part on foreign workers such as Jakir, who build its skyline and maintain its quality infrastructure. Yet ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    CY Leung gives biggest hint yet that controls on overseas labour may be loosened

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by Johnny Tam, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... could slow down the speed of housing construction and many infrastructure projects. But he said in many other sectors, such as catering and care for the elderly, employers wanted to import ...

  8. News - Asia - LABOUR

    'Premature' to pin Little India riot on labour tensions, Singapore minister says

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 12:41pm by Bloomberg

    ... of the economy, there has been a cost, including a strain on infrastructure, Tan, 44, said in an interview last week. The government is also keen to boost the productivity of local companies, he said. “We ...

  9. News - World - LABOUR

    Qatar World Cup deadly for migrant workers, says trade union group

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... in the gulf emirate and said at least half a million more workers from countries including Nepal, India and Sri Lanka were expected to flood in to complete stadiums, hotels and infrastructure in time ... Without changes to working practices, more workers would die building the infrastructure in the run up to the World Cup than players would take to the field, the congress has warned. "Nothing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Industry leaders warn of serious manpower shortage in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 06:36am by Phila Siu

    ... on infrastructure projects had soared from about HK$20 billion in 2008 to HK$70 billion this year, which should have shed light on the pace of manpower demand. Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Federation ...




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