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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705709/block-collapse-fuels-jitters-over-unskilled-labour
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703333/temporary-workers-rally-against-plan-not-renew-their-contracts
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604208/60-building-sites-paralysed-strike-rolls
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430414/building-collapse-kills-six-guangdong
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436477/union-queries-drop-building-site-accidents
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007085/job-creation-top-priority-nation-says-wen
  7. Events

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, December 7: Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'The art of persuasion: The art of selling concepts and ideas'. Duke of Windsor Building. Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association luncheon: 'Healthcare reform in US- What about Hong Kong?' Hong Kong Club. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700369/events
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981621/late-investment-better-none
  9. Worst is 'almost over for HSBC in HK'

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... originally planned a protest in front of the HSBC building yesterday, called it off at the last minute, saying it had received 'positive feedback' from the bank over the weekend. Lee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993859/worst-almost-over-hsbc-hk
  10. Events

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'The art of persuasion: The art of selling concepts and ideas'. Duke of Windsor Building. Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association luncheon: 'Healthcare reform in US- What about Hong Kong?' Hong Kong Club. Tomorrow: 'French Toast- Office Warming Party'. French Chamber of Commerce. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700569/events

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