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  1. Block collapse fuels jitters over unskilled labour

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney, Kobi Chan

    ... John Carney and Kobi Chan Unskilled, casual labour has been highlighted as a growing concern in Hong Kong after the tragic collapse of a tenement building in To Kwa Wan last week. Labourers were carrying out renovation work at a shop on the bottom floor of the building at the time of its collapse. Police are still investigating whether their work caused any structural damage ...

  2. Temporary workers rally against plan not to renew their contracts

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung About 200 contract workers from the Buildings Department took to the streets yesterday to protest against plans not to renew their contracts because the project for which they were hired- the removal of illegal building works- was almost completed. The protesters, who chanted slogans and marched from the Legislative Council to the Central Government Offices, said ...

  3. Building an understanding

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Images of recent disturbances during a protest in Macau by workers angry at the importation of labour show how problems still need to be addressed despite the local economic boom. The opening up of the casino industry to foreign competition has led to mor ...

  4. 60 building sites paralysed as strike rolls on

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Anita Lam, Carol Chan

    ... Agnes Lam, Anita Lam and Carol Chan Metalworkers vow to extend industrial action another month Work on at least 60 construction sites was at a standstill yesterday as striking metalworkers vowed to continue their pay protest for another month. The Confede ...

  5. Building worker crushed to death

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Building worker So Chiu-kong, 47, was killed yesterday when a three-metre iron beam collapsed on him at a luxury apartment construction site in Kowloon Tong. Sino Land won the bid to develop the former government site at Broadcast Drive last November. Police said he fell into a coma and was declared dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, adding that initial ...

  6. Bosses to go back to building homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... employers to build affordable homes for their workers. The municipal government has yet to set a timeframe for the reintroduction of the scheme, scrapped nearly a decade ago. But under the plan, government agencies and enterprises would be able to build homes for their staff if they had extra land and resources to do so, the Information Times reported yesterday, quoting Guangzhou Mayor Zhang ...

  7. 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 ... had recovered the bodies of six workers. Several more workers were rescued and were being treated in hospitals in Xinhui. Police sealed off the building after the accident. Staff at Xinhui ...

  8. Union queries drop in building site accidents

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan There were fewer accidents on construction sites in the first half of the year because many workers were either underemployed or out of work, union representatives said. Their comments came as Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and L ...

  9. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the central government's website. The warning follows his bleak comments on Sunday that the world's second largest economy is yet to build momentum for a stable rebound following the posting ...

  10. Late investment better than none

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their expectations in 15 years. Specifically they should decide where they want to live in 15 years' time and start planning how to build up assets, he says. If this involves living elsewhere, they need ... nearing retirement need to be focused,' he said. 'Those approaching retirement should consider how much of their assets should be in property and build a plan that includes purchasing ...




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