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  1. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... social and policy impact' if the domestic workers win their case. The judge asked the parties to try to resolve the matter. If they could not, their arguments would be heard on August 16, ...

  2. Two-week rule for helpers could be exacerbating cases of abuse

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... employers to intimidate good helpers who intend to finish their contracts. This two-week rule is not clear in the case of an abused helper as mentioned on Page 12, Clause 11, when the helper finds she must terminate her contract with an abusive employer. Whether the rule applies or not, in the case of abuse, is not mentioned. I would interpret that to mean that she may find a new ...

  3. 15pc of case workers depressed, survey finds

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Fifteen per cent of social workers have symptoms of major depression, a survey has found. More than 330 social workers responded to the survey on emotional health conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University from June to September. About 20 per ce ...

  4. Family violence a case for the community

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggests, with hindsight at least, the family may have been emotionally vulnerable. Although this is the first such case since the global credit crisis led to warnings of tougher times, ... cases rose almost 3,000 to more than 7,500 last year. Even with increased resources, social workers find they cannot counsel families at risk anywhere near as often as they would like. Economic ...

  5. Computer use cited as joint-pain cases rise

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of 2,588 new suspected cases of occupational disease treated at two clinics in Kwun Tong and Fanling, 24 per cent involved office workers. But the number of office-worker cases confirmed ... they have painful joints,' Dr Chik said. 'This might explain the increase in cases which seek treatment and the drop in confirmed occupational-disease cases.' The two clinics offered ...

  6. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health officials were trying to establish yesterday if doctors at a public hospital notified the agency about chickenpox cases at a shelter for foreign domestic helpers. ... resident, a former domestic helper from Indonesia. The Bethune shelter earlier notified the Centre for Health Protection of five suspected chickenpox cases from January 14 to March 26, who were all ...

  7. The case of the disappearing maids

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy A shortage of Indonesian domestic helpers in Malaysia has sparked debate about why nearly 80 per cent of maids leave their jobs within the first month. Malaysians cite a variety of reasons but maids like Driyanti Ainon, 27, say they left ...

  8. Chief executive's discretion upheld in cases of low pay

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Audrey Parwani History will have to judge whether the government's refusal to consider a minimum wage for low-paid workers is justified, a court ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann in the Court of First Instance made the obse ...

  9. Tribunal sends KCRC sacking case to court

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... was a possible way to end the feud. The KCRC considered settling the dispute with Mr Lai when he first brought the case to the Labour Tribunal on January 8. However, director of human resources Mimi Cunningham yesterday said the company would not talk with him. 'We believe we cannot alter our position... We are prepared to carry the case forward in court.' The KCRC has said that Mr Lai ...

  10. Terminal case

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A US marine biologist hired by CLP Power says environmentalists are exaggerating the impact on Chinese white dolphins from a gas terminal on the Sokos. With two days to go until the public consultation ends, what's your view? Write to us ...




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