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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Cathay Pacific loses two long-running pay disagreements in one day

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Three stewardesses and 18 former pilots win long-fought cases against the airline Cathay Pacific Airways lost two long-running employment disputes in one day when the top court ruled ... comply with the contract. This case will have effects on other airlines like the British Airways and Dragonair." She estimated she would be entitled to about HK$100,000 in compensation. Pay ...

  6. Fired pilots confident court will back them

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will finally offer them justice in a case they say has implications for every employee in the city. Collectively known as the Cathay Pacific '49ers', the pilots were sacked during ... Correspondents' Club yesterday signing copies of his book about the episode, The 49ers - The True Story, and he was adamant they would get the right result when their case goes before the Court of Final ...

  7. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to take care when drafting contracts with agencies to avoid conflicts, but said it would be difficult to formally regulate the agencies. In once case, a mother of two thought she was getting ... the agency to compensate her for the cost of the maid's salary, insurance, medical check-ups and air tickets. In another case, a maid quit after one day, but did not return to her home country, ...

  8. Women make worst customers: survey

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... number of employees were seeking counselling from them because of customer abuse. Of the 4,000 cases they dealt with in the past year, 34 per cent involved staff trying to adapt to a work environment. And a large portion of those cases involved abusive customers. Survey respondents were evenly divided on the issue of whether Hong Kong or mainland customers were the most troublesome. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... was not readily available. Citing a provision of the Code on Access to Information, the bureau said the request would require extra time to process due to the "exceptional" nature of the case ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... construction workers differed from airline attendants because they were casual workers. Strachan, citing previous cases, said a straightforward method should be used to calculate the pay to avoid ...




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