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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao

    ... the requirements include the high-speed railway, the HK$83 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the HK$120 billion plan to develop new towns in the northeast New Territories. Last September, the MTR ... Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao Government will consider directly importing labour for selected construction projects after manpower shortages hit high-speed railway Fast-track plan ...

  2. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... such as Zhang, who earned a master's degree in finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are essential to the government's plans to reorient the world's second-largest economy. ...

  3. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... job data, which has added difficulties for policy making ANALYST WANG QINWEI A spike in unemployment would hurt Beijing's plans to reform the economic system to spur sustainable long-term ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dockers lukewarm on HIT pay offer: union

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Phila Siu

    ... only half of the workers had accepted the plan. "We will not rule out the possibility of taking industrial action," said Ho, organiser of last year's 40-day strike, during which ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young Chinese more driven than their Western peers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... experience much more than their Western counterparts, with 65 per cent in India and 47 per cent in mainland China planning to work overseas in the next five years. This compares with 18 per cent ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com MTR criticised in particular for planning to hire from overseas despite a growing pool of unemployed local construction workers Trade unions claim reports of a local labour shortage was fake, as they lashed out at the MTR Corporation’s plan to hire foreign labour for an express rail project. The Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) said employers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Three in five Hongkongers can't afford their desired lifestyles after retirement

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... their retirement plans. Instead, they will have to delay retirement by an average of eight years or cut their desired living expenses by 57 per cent to HK$4,705 a month, pollsters say. "Perhaps ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Kwai Tsing dock workers set to win pay rise, says union

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Dockers set for 12pc pay rise, says union Contractors plan to offer pay rises of up to 12 per cent to dock workers at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals- close to the 14 per cent demanded by the dockers- a union leader says. But the union, which won a 9.8 per cent pay increase after a 40-day strike a year ago, suspected something "fishy" ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Phila Siu

    ... Donald Tong Chi-keung said after meeting Labour Advisory Board members. "In more complex cases, it can take more than 10 months. Our aim now is to finish the process in six months." ... are strong enough before tabling them to the Labour Advisory Board. The new process will reduce the additional time the board normally takes to request more information. Tong said the board, which ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... Ho’s union is now demanding. “At this stage I won’t reveal what we are planning … but if the contractors are not sincere enough, it is hard to avoid a second strike,” he said. “I want ...




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