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  1. Internet service workers to strike for six hours over holidays

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 20 employees manning telephone hotlines for the internet service access seller iCare will go on strike today following the breakdown of talks on statutory holiday compensation. Although internet access will not be disrupted, employees ...

  2. Think-tank seeks reform of health care

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A community think-tank has been set up to press the government for health-care reform. The Health-care Policy Forum comprises legislators, Patients' Rights Association and welfare sector representatives, academics, doctors and members of po ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Survey focuses on influential players Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International recently released a white paper on identifying 'game changers' to transform global business and deliver on Asia's promise. The document, 'Does Asia De ...

  4. Tabs being kept on 22 struggling restaurants

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Labour Department is closely monitoring 22 restaurants identified as being at high risk of closure in the next few months, while the catering industry warns there may be more eateries shutting down after the Lunar New Year. Despite a stronge ...

  5. One easy way to restore government credibility

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

    ... Another legal battle has been lost by domestic helpers fighting to have a pay cut reversed and a levy imposed on their employers scrapped. They have vowed to take their battle to the Court of Final Appeal, a move which would add at least another year to t ...

  6. Flexibility may hold the key on doctors' hours

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The obvious question to ask about the $400 million-plus agreement between the Hospital Authority and its doctors about overtime pay is whether taxpayers will have to dig deep into their pockets to meet a similar claim again. Regrettably, as things stand, ...

  7. Board seeks to clarify definition of salary

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Labour Advisory Board is seeking to amend the Employers Ordinance to ensure that the meaning of wages is clear after a ruling that commissions did not have to be considered when calculating workers' statutory benefits. The Court of Fina ...

  8. Sars-affected workers file first group writ for damages

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy 14 victims seek compensation for infections caught while working Twelve Hospital Authority workers, a patient and a ParknShop staffer have launched what is understood to be a landmark lawsuit against employers for injuries caused by Sars infecti ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Sars fund could run dry in two years

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Victims have already used 80pc of the cash The fund set up by the government to help Sars patients and their families might run dry in two years. A government source said yesterday that more than 80 per cent of the $150 million had been used sin ...




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