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  1. Protests greet impasse on United pay talks

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and throughout the United States. 'Flight attendants have been struggling with less pay and more time away from our families for the last seven years, while executives have taken millions [of ... Dennis Eng Talks between United Airlines flight attendants and management over better pay and benefits are expected to drag on after yesterday's deadline to hammer out a new contract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703075/protests-greet-impasse-united-pay-talks
  2. Slice of state companies' profits to fund welfare

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... This kind of possibility is currently under discussion,' he added. The NSSF may need to compete with other government units, including the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration ... Tom Miller in Beijing State-owned enterprises are likely to be required to hand over a proportion of their profits to help fund national medical and old-age insurance schemes, a director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595894/slice-state-companies-profits-fund-welfare
  3. Question of the week: Which political figure do you admire the most?

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sharon Luk, 14 George Washington is the political leader I admire the most. He was born at a time when slavery was allowed, but felt that slavery was wrong. Even though he didn't make any adjustments to stop slavery, it was because he was overly concerned about his country's unity and didn't want the country he worked so hard to unite, to tear apart. I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451016/question-week-which-political-figure-do-you-admire-most
  4. social trends

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading Comprehension Answer the following questions 1. What percentage of Hong Kong's population is Generation Y? a. 32 per cent b. 25 per cent c. 20 per cent d. 50 per cent 2. Which of the following job values does Generation Y care about most? a. salary b. job satisfaction c. state-of-the-art technology d. high pensions 3. How does Generation Y's upbringing differ from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663904/social-trends
  5. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'The country's employment situation will grow more complex and severe,' Wen (pictured) told a State Council meeting in Beijing yesterday, according to a statement posted ... estimated last month that this year's crop of university graduates will top 6.8 million - a record high. The State Council also pledged to provide policy incentives and reduce burdens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007085/job-creation-top-priority-nation-says-wen
  6. Get sacked, lose free ticket

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A Cathay Pacific flight attendant was not entitled to use free travel benefits she gained during her employment because she was sacked, a court ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, sitting in the Court of First Instance, made the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453592/get-sacked-lose-free-ticket
  7. 44 arrested in immigrations raids

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Forty-four people were arrested in a crackdown on illegal workers that was jointly launched by the Immigration Department and the police. The operation was yesterday from 3am to 6pm in the West Kowloon Region and in the districts of Kwun Tong, T ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703538/44-arrested-immigrations-raids
  8. Sick leave

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A think tank has proposed that all workers pay up to 5 per cent of their salaries towards a mandatory medical savings account scheme. Will this be enough to cover our future medical expenses? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595969/sick-leave
  9. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC Holdings is approaching a number of European and Japanese insurers in an attempt to sell its worldwide general insurance business, according to people familiar with the situation. Companies being approached included Briti ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980461/hsbc-seeks-sell-general-insurance-unit
  10. US and mainland labour unions in historic alliance

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... spokeswoman Zhang Lu said. Foreign labour groups have historically shunned mainland unions since they are controlled by the state. However, some US union leaders have recently reached out. In May, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599665/us-and-mainland-labour-unions-historic-alliance

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