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  1. Overtime deal not sealed: union

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... a consensus of the unions'. Doctors' unions will discuss the agreement next week while the Hospital Authority will seek approval from the board before going to the government for funding. ... Mary Ann Benitez The Hospital Authority was being over-optimistic when it said its $629 million offer to settle a six-year dispute over on-call work during holidays would be accepted by 95 ...

  2. Cap on doctors' hours is too little, too late, say unions

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority's three-year plan to cap doctors' working hours at 65 a week will not lift the morale of medical workers, say unions. Frontline Doctors' Union chairman Louis Cheung Chin-pang said the proposal came 'a bit too late' and should have been made before the employment relationship had turned sour. The relationship ...

  3. Union still unhappy with conditions

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Disney has introduced longer rest times, salary increases and cooling vests to settle demands of cast members for better working conditions, but the union says ... characters in the show. Elaine Hui Sio-ieng, organising secretary of the Disney Cast Members Union, which represents 70 of the 120 characters, said some of the actors had fallen sick while performing ...

  4. Contracts threaten job security, unions say

    Posted Sep 25th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority and the welfare sector have been accused of undermining the job security of their workers by increasingly hiring people on contract or temporary terms. From December, the Hospital Authority, which has 53,000 staff, will offer contract workers permanent jobs only after they have accumulated six years' experience. The Neighbourhood ...

  5. Union appeals to professionals in recruitment drive

    Posted Oct 30th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... would choose to join the FTU, and why it is attractive.' Before the union's election in April, Dr Pan- a 51-year-old consultant psychiatrist at United Christian Hospital- said ... Klaudia Lee 'White-collar' look in revamp of FTU leadership A trade union is appealing for professionals to join its 300,000 grass-roots workers. The Federation of Trade Unions ...

  6. Hospital is path to the big league

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... chief executive of the Hospital Authority and later health minister. Another former Hospital Authority chief executive, William Ho Shiu-wei, was a union leader while he worked as a surgeon ... Ella Lee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is not only the biggest public hospital in the city, it is also the training ground for senior health officials and unionists. York Chow Yat-ngok ...

  7. Hospital targets mainland patients

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh 'Medical tourists' from the mainland and the rest of Asia are the target market for the private Union Hospital which launched its four-floor extension yesterday ... believed the market would be so large that every private hospital in Hong Kong could share and maintain healthy competition. After two years' work, Union Hospital has added four floors on top ...

  8. Nurses top list of hospital posts

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... the opening of Union Hospital in Sha Tin in 1994, it has been at the forefront of change by introducing new technology with a strong emphasis on expanding capacity, quality of services ... Union Hospital offers nurses a monthly loan that they can repay once they reassume work with the hospital. 'This way, we provide training tailored to our requirements,' Dr Lee said. ...

  9. Private hospitals cashing in on medical tourism

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... said Ares Leung, deputy medical director at Union Hospital in Tai Wai. 'Doctors in Hong Kong are well equipped in skills and knowledge paralleling that of world experts. We have ... with an ostensibly non-profit making mission, the Union Hospital is a commercial enterprise founded by real estate developer Henderson Land. The hospital has grown from its humble beginnings as a basic ...

  10. Private hospitals to raise birth fees

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Lilian Goh

    ... month, the two Adventist hospitals and the Baptist Hospital will impose an extra charge- between HK$6,000 and HK$10,000- on mothers who have not had ante-natal examinations. The Union Hospital ... that if public hospitals increased charges next year, the hospital may be forced to follow suit. Union Hospital deputy medical director Ares Leung Kwok-ling said the hospital would impose ...




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