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  1. Construction works disrupt PCCW service

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Customers of PCCW's broadband network Netvigator on Hong Kong Island were hit by a blackout yesterday when a fibre-optic cable was accidentally damaged during construction works. PCCW said the cable was damaged by construction workers unrelated to the company shortly after 1pm. Workers were repairing the cable and it expected the service would be resumed today. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706507/construction-works-disrupt-pccw-service
  2. Construction workers are the ones who need a five-day week

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for their getaway and little real work gets done. On the other hand construction workers slaving away, under the elements, on the developer's construction sites for six full days a week are not included in the five-day programme. The construction workers, as anyone who has undertaken manual work outside can confirm, are part of the very sector of the workforce that really needs to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656946/construction-workers-are-ones-who-need-five-day-week
  3. Rule may bar strikers' eventual return to work

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Hundreds of striking bar benders will not be allowed to work on construction sites next month- not because of their protest, but because of a new ordinance that requires construction workers to be registered. 'About 700 ironworkers have registered, but 400 to 500 are still unregistered,' Construction Site Workers' General Union spokesman Ng Koon-kwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605604/rule-may-bar-strikers-eventual-return-work
  4. Crane rules under fire as too weak

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for the collapse of a crane in Causeway Bay yesterday that killed two people and injured five. The Labour and Welfare Bureau said the main contractor, China Overseas Building Construction Ltd, would ... Construction Industry Employees General Union chairman Choi Chun-wah said he suspected the accident was caused by incorrect working procedures. 'Lowering a crane is a highly risky job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600089/crane-rules-under-fire-too-weak
  5. Journalists from public broadcaster jump ship for Labor

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires Sydney The Australian Broadcasting Corporation prides itself on its impartiality and inclusiveness. Slick graphics and happy, smiling faces on its programme promos remind viewers that the national broadcaster is 'their' ABC. But the corporation's objectivity has been brought into question recently by the number of journalists who have jumped ship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594094/journalists-public-broadcaster-jump-ship-labor
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... certainly earn one or other allowance whenever they worked. Strachan suggested that construction workers were in a similar situation because they did not earn a regular basic salary. But judges said construction workers differed from airline attendants because they were casual workers. Strachan, citing previous cases, said a straightforward method should be used to calculate the pay to avoid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031043/top-court-hears-cathay-dispute-over-attendants-holiday-pay
  7. Scheme to help recover back pay

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao A plan has been drawn up to help migrant workers on the mainland recover overdue wages from government-sponsored construction projects by the end of next year. The plan ... and five ministries, the Ministry of Construction said local authorities should lead efforts to help migrant workers secure unpaid wages, the China News Service reported. The circular said local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448861/scheme-help-recover-back-pay
  8. Subcontractors take big bite of workers' pay

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Construction workers lose about a quarter of their daily wages to a cascade of contractors, a survey has found. The average construction worker earns HK$599 a day, according to a poll done by the Construction Site Workers General Union. But the Census and Statistics Department, which collects data from major project contractors, puts the average daily income of building workers at HK$814. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711810/subcontractors-take-big-bite-workers-pay
  9. Workers dig in

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A group of 25 construction workers protest outside the Cheung Kong Centre in Central, claiming a contractor under the property group has failed to pay their salaries for six months. The Construction Site Workers General Union said the claim related to work on the construction of the Princeton Tower in Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan. It said the total amount in unpaid wages amounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434370/workers-dig
  10. Building collapse kills six in Guangdong

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Chow Chung Yan

    ... At least six construction workers were killed yesterday in Xinhui city, Guangdong, after a seven-storey department store under construction collapsed. Construction on the building ... People's Hospital last night confirmed the hospital had received victims from the construction site, but declined to release further details about their condition. Officers of Jiangmen Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430414/building-collapse-kills-six-guangdong

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