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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Solo survivors

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... When the going got tough, the tough got into business for themselves. Patsy Moy meets the entrepreneurs who dared, and won Faced with the choice of working as an employee and enjoying a steady pay cheque or for yourself and risking less reliable income, w ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Cheaper from China

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... Canadian coal-mining firm hopes to import 400 pitmen from the mainland, writes Wency Leung The last time Canada imported workers en masse from China, the ensuing racism and exploitation ... brought into Canada to help build a national railway. Chinese workers earned half the wages of white workers for toiling in the cold, harsh wilderness, and hundreds died in the process. Once ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Don't tar all employers with the same broomstick

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... only eight hours a day, five days a week, as they do in Canada, it would translate into chaos for their employers, who rely on helpers to make it possible for them to work in the first place. Two, pay in Canada may be better, but it must be considered relative to the cost of living. In Hong Kong, it would cost far more for domestic workers to live outside the employer's home ...




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