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  1. Making a killing from illegal labour

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in the labour rule book when it comes to illegal migrant workers, from wages and living conditions to medical care and repatriation. A Visit Malaysia Year 2007 campaign has worsened the situation ... a volunteer corps, to round up illegal workers. Twenty-one detention camps are being built to accommodate arrested migrants and a dozen special migrant courts have operated since January to speedily ...

  2. Penalty plan may resolve minimum wage row

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... emerged as unionists have vowed to force an answer on the issue from the chief executive in his October policy address. A minimum wage has been discussed in the Labour Advisory Board for 18 months without any sign of a truce between the labour camp, which wants legislation, and the employer camp which has proposed a pledge to regulate industry. Labour activists have dismissed the idea ...

  3. Pragmatism needed in metalworkers' dispute

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... demand for construction labour had pushed their wages up to around HK$1,200 a day. But then Hong Kong was nearing the end of a construction boom unlikely to be repeated for a long time. Some ... have benefited from the economic recovery, building workers cannot be blamed for feeling they have missed out. But the setting of labour rates remains a matter for the free market and the law ...

  4. Merchandise manufacturers hit back at 'groundless' allegations

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Ting Shi

    ... Mainland companies called allegations that they use child labour to produce official Olympic merchandise 'totally groundless', insisting they comply with every domestic labour law from the minimum wage to maternity leave. Workers in one of the four companies said there was no use of child labour in their factory but did complain of long hours. 'I've never ...

  5. Bar benders inspired push for pay rises

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Wage win over employers has encouraged others to act Having won a marathon battle for better pay last year, bar benders have flexed their muscles again and won a fresh pay rise, which takes effect next week. Not only that, they believe their vic ...

  6. Can giving workers days off help productivity?

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... In the second of our three-part series, Patsy Moy reports on a recent forum on businesses' social responsibilities. Today: help staff to help the firm The Labour Department plans ... the labour chief says. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung made the remarks at the Business Leaders' Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility ...

  7. Employees cash in on labour shortage

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Banks and hedge funds in Hong Kong have increased their salary bills by up to 25 per cent as they are being forced into bidding wars to stop staff from leaving for rival firms, according to financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden. A rise in de ...

  8. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The fierce debate over how high to set the city's first minimum wage will bring protesters onto the streets in record numbers for the annual Labour Day march, unionists believe. ... vice-chairwoman of the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU), said. Hong Kong's two major workers' organisations, the CTU and the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU), say the Labour Day march ...

  9. Workers seek help as restaurant shuts - again

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Fifty workers are seeking help from the Labour Department to reclaim more than $500,000 - almost two months' salary - after their restaurant shut for the second time in six months. ... time,' he said. The Labour Department said it had received four requests for assistance from the workers, but expected that many would file their cases today. Mr Poon said the department had ...

  10. Hard workers 'wasting their time'

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee 20pc of people's time on the job is drained by bad management, says survey Hong Kong people work an average 51 hours a week but say bad management and communications mean they waste 20 per cent of their time, a poll has found. Asked to say ...




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