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  1. Transport system bracing for annual strain

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and in the skies will be up to 10 times normal. Migrant labourers, many working in coastal cities but with family in rural villages, are the single largest group of rail travellers. In the past, they carried blankets, camped for days on public squares outside train stations to get a ticket home and won much public sympathy. Rail authorities are offering internet booking services this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989581/transport-system-bracing-annual-strain
  2. Revered labour group calls it a day

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A labour group that has been at the vanguard of Hong Kong's social movements for more than 40 years- and has quietly championed the rights of mainland workers- ... successors like the Confederation of Trade Unions today,' Mr Lau said. Some of the council's staff will apparently be transferred to the new organisation, which will concentrate on labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502523/revered-labour-group-calls-it-day
  3. Labour activist blames low compensation for poor safety record

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin in Beijing Low compensation payouts are an important factor behind the mainland's regular mine accidents, according to a labour rights group that helps victims' families seek redress in the courts. Han Dongfang, director of China Labour Bulletin, said compensation payouts of as low as 3,000 yuan to bereaved families had failed to motivate mine owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489427/labour-activist-blames-low-compensation-poor-safety-record
  4. Labour Department worried about rising accident toll of small construction projects

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.03pm: The Labour Department was concerned about the increasing number of accidents occurring in small construction projects, Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said on Monday. Speaking at a seminar, Mr Cheung said that although the rate of injuries during large construction projects had dropped recently, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481880/labour-department-worried-about-rising-accident-toll-small-construction-projects
  5. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Nightmare dig for entire camp of gold miners wiped out by landslide in Tibetan mountains Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where a massive landslide wiped out a camp of 83 mine workers on Friday, state media reported. There were no survivors. Rescuers pulled the bodies out of debris yesterday evening - 36 hours after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1203186/body-found-after-china-landslide-buries-83
  6. Crane operators pass safety inspection

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Labour Department inspectors have completed a city-wide inspection of crane operations at 215 sites and found no faults. But Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, the secretary for Labour and Welfare, said 10 summonses were issued to site owners for other safety violations. A training course will be held with the Construction Industry Training Authority next month to enhance safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601722/crane-operators-pass-safety-inspection
  7. Worker dies after crane drops load

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Mitsukoshi store in Causeway Bay, which killed two workers and injured five. The Labour Department began a citywide inspection of all crane sites the day after the Mitsukoshi accident and has already inspected about 70 per cent of sites. No defects have been found. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the crane involved in yesterday's accident was found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600913/worker-dies-after-crane-drops-load
  8. Industrial accident victim fights for others

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... away. After winning a three-year legal battle for compensation, he's now a labour rights activist and collaborates with Oxfam to help tens of thousands of migrant workers who have suffered industrial injuries.How did you get involved in labour rights? I started to realise how important labour rights were when a decade-old machine, without any safety shutdown function, swallowed my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008549/industrial-accident-victim-fights-others
  9. Safety at fault in work site deaths

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... not involved in the project should also be present to inspect the work and halt operations should anything go wrong, he said. He also informally suggested that the Labour Department should inspect sites more frequently. The Labour Department said yesterday that it would study the suggestions and that it had co-operated with the Construction Industry Council to draw up safety tips ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008318/safety-fault-work-site-deaths
  10. Site inspections across HK after crane deaths

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... appeared to have failed to maintain balance, leaving the crane tipping to one side and causing the column to snap. The Labour and Welfare Bureau said the main contractor- China Overseas Building Construction- must bear responsibility if the investigation showed it had failed to provide a safe environment for workers. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, secretary for labour and welfare, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600124/site-inspections-across-hk-after-crane-deaths

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