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  1. Labour union aims to spread its wings

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong's largest labour union group is preparing to form several trade unions to represent lawyers, social workers and property agents as part of its efforts to recruit ... in its fight for labour rights as white-collar workers and professionals accounted for 80 per cent of members recruited in the past decade. 'Our union has had a strong support base among ...

  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 ...

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    FT: Foxconn to hold groundbreaking 'democratic' union vote after Lunar New Year

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 08:41am by John Kennedy

    ... China abroad  |  China at home From the Financial Times today :  This would be the first such exercise at a large company in China, where labour unions have traditionally been controlled by management and local government. Foxconn is the country’s largest private sector employer with 1.2m mainland workers. China abroad Barron's --  If China Opens Up, Dramatic Fund Shakeup Awaits ...

  4. Maids join unionists in worker demands

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... that the government abide by the ideals of May Day. But Hong Kong's two biggest labour unions, which organised two protest rallies, were still far apart. About 1,000 workers from the Beijing-loyalist Federation of Trade Unions marched from Chater Garden to the Government Offices in Central yesterday morning. The Confederation of Trade Unions, part of the pan-democrat camp, attracted 2,800 mostly ...

  5. 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 ...

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    Briefs, September 29, 2012

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Minister quits in row over minimum wage Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said yesterday he had accepted the resignation of his labour minister after she failed to push through a 1.42 per cent ... by the hour. Some labour rights groups were furious at her departure, accusing the government of bowing to business groups critical of the pay raise, and vowed mass protests. AFP Chinese, US militaries ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fulfil promise to look into standard working hours, commission tells C.Y.

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JULIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Fulfil work-hours promise, commission tells C.Y. A labour group urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to fulfil his promise to look at instituting standard working hours after most respondents to a recent survey said they were working more than 54 hours a week. The Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs says its survey of retail workers ...

  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. Should there be labour unions in Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jeannette Lee, Jeremy Wong

    ... Jeannette Lee, Jeremy Wong Jeannette Lee, 17, Diocesan Girls' School Independent labour unions are formed basically because workers want collective bargaining. Unions exist to protect the rights and interests of workers, and when workers get what they want, they theoretically should be more productive. But this is not always the case in reality. Strong labour unions can lead ...

  10. Big rethink urged on civil service grades and pay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang An executive councillor and an academic want a comprehensive review of the civil service grades and pay systems in an attempt to eliminate disputes between the government and unions. Speaking after a forum on disciplined services pay dispute ...




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