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  1. In Brief

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was worth about $110,000. Man jailed after being extradited from Canada A 53-year-old man was jailed for two years and six months for theft after being extradited from Canada. He fled there in 1998 with the proceeds from selling raw leather below market price without the owner's consent. The leather was worth $4.2 million. The man was arrested in Canada in May 2001 and was returned last year. ...

  2. Relief for workers with Sars, bird flu

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government plans to add Sars and bird flu to the list of occupational diseases within the next three months. Legislative amendments are being drafted in consultation with the medical and insurance sectors and the Labour Advisory Board. At present, wor ...

  3. The campaign to hire new graduates

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Remember the 'one company, one job' campaign, initiated by the business community and launched last August 20 by the Labour Department. Participation by companies was voluntary. Companies who joined would provide one or more training posts for y ...

  4. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bases, which allows pilots to live in their home countries, is unique in the business. Cathay has bases in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US (Los Angeles and San Francisco), and Europe ...

  5. A wage that's affordable, and affords a decent life

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is wealthy. On a global ranking of average per capita income, it stands seventh out of 181 economies, beside Switzerland, a notch below the US, and above Ireland, Canada, Australia and Britain. With such riches, all residents should be able to live decently with dignity. Yet some of the salaries touted in the continuing debate on a minimum wage would be considered ...

  6. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The bank's operations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Brazil have also been targeted for staff cutbacks. HSBC's announcement is part of an expected wave of banking layoffs ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be both casual and action-packed with military displays, a cooking class, aboriginal games and a rodeo. The nine-day tour of Canada will also mark the first real test for the newest member ...

  8. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are coming to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, capable, experienced helpers are leaving to work in countries with better working conditions, such as Canada. As the labour pool gets smaller, some helpers take ...

  9. take action

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of baggage per person. Customers can also obtain information on our baggage policy from our website and ticket jackets.' A reader's foreign domestic helper is emigrating to Canada ... to Canada. 'I have no intention of hiring a replacement, and according to the Immigration Department, the remaining balance of $4,800 will be forfeited. Why would the department not encourage ...

  10. Employers worried by attitudes of their workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... A majority also said they would not recommend their company as the best place to work. Hong Kong also scored much lower than the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Britain on workforce ...




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