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  1. 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 in Zhongshen South Road was close to completion and the workers were puttin ...

  2. I erred, but Sing Pao back-pay fine stays, says magistrate

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A magistrate who reviewed his own penalty on a newspaper company for non-payment of wages admitted yesterday he had made a mistake - but upheld his ruling. The decision by Joseph To Ho-shing angered journalists at the Sing Pao Daily News whose pay had bee ...

  3. Fewer welfare recipients in 3 districts

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said the number of people living on welfare in Tung Chung, Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing because of low earnings and unemployment dropped from 9,234 ...

  4. Many workers missing out as city prospers, says lawmaker

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accidents, a widening gap between the rich and poor, prolonged working hours and delayed payment of wages, workers have worse living standards,' Leung Yiu-chung said. Mr Leung, who represents ... by widower Lam Yu-pui, 58, whose wife, Ng Kam-yung died on November 8 when a truck reversed into her as she was cleaning the indoor car park of a public housing estate at Tung Chung. Mr Lam, who ...

  5. In Brief

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

    ... Worker dies in Kwai Chung fall A worker, 49, died after falling from the eighth floor to the fourth-floor canopy of a building under construction in Ta Chuen Ping Street, Kwai Chung, at about 10.35am. He was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was declared dead. The Labour Department is following up the case. Police seek paint splasher Police are looking for a man who ...

  6. Collapse of temple roof kills worker

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But A self-employed demolition worker was killed when the concrete ceiling of a building in a temple complex in Tsuen Wan collapsed on him. The 57-year-old worker, surnamed Wong, was unconscious when rescuers freed him from the rubble after half an ...

  7. 100 HSBC staff fired as part of bigger cull

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com About 100 HSBC workers were fired yesterday in what is believed to be the latest round of sackings that could see up to 3,000 jobs disappear. Many were from the information technology and private banking units and included staff at the managerial and frontline levels. Unionists accused the bank of a lack of social responsibility and urged HSBC staff ...

  8. HSBC staff plan to take sick leave in job protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Lulu Chen HSBC employees are planning a 'sick-leave protest' next week after a rumour made the rounds that the bank will sack up to 1,000 people after the Lunar New Year holiday. An online campaign is calling for HSBC staff to phone in sick next Thursday, when the bank reopens for business after a three-day break. The brewing labour dispute comes ...

  9. Unionists call for pay rises of 8pc

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be 5.2 per cent by the end of this year. Lee said company directors had benefited disproportionately from corporate profits. Labour Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday he believed ...

  10. Cathay gives 5pc pay rise, month's bonus

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Management Association, 66 of 92 local firms polled planned pay rises of, on average, 4.5 per cent for frontline staff and 5.1 per cent for supervisors. Association president Pauline Chung Hei-ching ...




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