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  1. Mainland mums, stay away

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the face. But Federation of Trade Unions member Chan Yuen-han disagreed. He said private hospitals' practice of making profits by catering to mainland mothers was a disservice to Hong Kong ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Issues Private hospitals exploit the public Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's decision not to allow mainland women to give birth in local private ...

  2. Union chief wants Tang to mediate in talks

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Sydney, Agnes Lam and Denise Hung Labour unions have urged Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen to act as a mediator between striking ironworkers and contractors. The call- ... like to see.' Lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan, leader of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said Mr Tsang should appoint the chief secretary to handle the crisis if he sincerely considered ...

  3. Union hopes to forge closer ties with the government

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The head of the main Beijing-friendly union in Hong Kong says the group plans to request a meeting with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to review their co-operation and cement closer ties with his ruling team. Wong Kwok-kin, chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions- one of Mr Tsang's key allies in his re-election campaign- said he also wanted to urge ...

  4. Two student unions snub chief executive meeting

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Chinese University student union leaders were to have joined tertiary representatives in meeting Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday to exchange views on the city's constitutional development and education policy. But Li Yiu-kee, speaking for the Chinese University union, said: 'The Chinese University and City University of Hong Kong's student unions had requested the meeting ...

  5. Rules broken as Hospital Authority chief is reappointed

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... after being reappointed as Hospital Authority chairman. Under the rule such appointees are not supposed to serve more than six years in one post or on more than six boards or committees at once. But by the time he finishes his next two-year term Wu will have served eight years at the head of the body that governs Hong Kong's public hospitals. Legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing said the government ...

  6. Union boss wants better work hours

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been urged to do more to improve the problem of long working hours in Hong Kong. 'He should listen to the cries and anger of the working people in this year's Labour Day rally,' said legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Confederation of Trade Unions. Mr Lee attacked the acting chief executive for not showing concern when he was asked about ...

  7. Reward civil servants who switch to politics, says union

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Civil servants who accept political appointments should be given cash compensation to make up for their lost perks and pension benefits, a staff association has said. In his election manifesto, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen proposed strengthening sup ...

  8. Beijing-friendly doctor to be appointed deputy minister

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

    ... Benjamin Lau Shun-tung, chairman of the Public Hospitals, Department of Health and the Universities Doctors Association, said yesterday that he been approached to work in the labour and welfare bureau. The association has been an affiliate of the Federation of Trade Unions, whose president Cheng Yiu-tong is a member of the Executive Council. Dr Lau said 'someone with a close working ...

  9. Campaign blitz of Leung and Tang under flak

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of five banners, each carrying different policy platforms, but with no pictures of him. They include pledges such as giving eligible elderly people HK$3,000 a month, hospital beds for all ... Kong's embattled students union yesterday signed a statement supporting their president. It came after his controversial move to publish full-page newspaper ads against Leung. Dan Chan Koon-hong, ...

  10. Don't set C.Y. hopes too high, says Chow

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I was a doctor I never thought of becoming a government official.' He has previously hinted that former Hospital Authority official Dr Ko Wing-man is to be his successor. He said yesterday: ... from Tsang in this respect, Chow said Leung had shown perseverance in his long journey to the top. For Chow, leaving office without resolving the manpower shortage in public hospitals is his ...




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