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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Erwiana finishes helping police with 'abuse' case and heads home

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Ada Lee

    ... police with their investigation and will leave the city tomorrow. The Justice for Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers Committee read out a statement by Erwiana yesterday, in which she said ... bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and four counts of criminal intimidation against three domestic helpers. The committee said it was not known whether Erwiana ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479390/allegedly-abused-indonesian-helper-erwiana-finishes-helping-police
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    All-day standing drives shopping mall restroom cleaners round the bend

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN, LO WEI

    ... at the IFC Mall in Central spotless. "I need to take turns bending each of my legs so that both legs can get some rest and I can stand longer." For a 12-hour day, six days a week, cleaners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454284/all-day-standing-drives-shopping-mall-restroom-cleaners-round-bend
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Scrap live-in rule if you really want to stop abuse'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Phila Siu

    ... spokeswoman for the Justice for Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers Committee. And the rule stipulating they leave the city within two weeks of their contracts terminating discourages them from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442072/scrap-live-rule-if-you-really-want-stop-abuse
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Work limits must come with elbow room

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Amy Nip

    ... hours, no matter whether these are set at 40, 44 or 46 hours [a week]," Dr Leong Che-hung, chairman of the standard working hours committee, said after meeting representatives from ... need reasonable time to rest. The employers should not abuse labour rights to maintain their competitiveness." Stanley Lau Chin-ho, an employer representative and committee member, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415977/work-limits-must-come-elbow-room
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New law giving mandatory paternity leave 'in place by end of year'

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the department had been "ploughing away silently" on the issue. Two working groups would shortly report to the government committee set up to examine standard working hours legislation. But Chan urged Cheung to give a report on the committee's progress in July. "A minister does not plough silently, he realises his promises," Chan said. "There have to be results ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415053/welfare-minister-under-fire-both-sides-over-plans-paternity-leave
  6. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Fifa asked to act after 185 Nepalis die building Qatar World Cup stadiums

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by GDN

    ... yet to emerge. Pravasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, a Nepalese organisation working with the families of dead workers to repatriate their bodies and campaign for adequate compensation from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1413716/fifa-asked-act-after-185-nepalis-die-building-qatar-world-cup-stadiums
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pay Trend Survey Committee members reject findings on low rises

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Two civil servants refuse to recognise findings of annual questionnaire of private sector that indicates raises should be below inflation rate Committee members reject pay survey For the first time since 2009, members of the government's Pay Trend Survey Committee refused to recognise its annual wage review after it suggested the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1243634/pay-trend-survey-committee-members-reject-findings-low-rises
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Protesters march against maids' live-in rule

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by DANNY LEE

    ... marched to Labour Department headquarters in Central yesterday to protest against its refusal to review rules forcing foreign domestic workers to live with their employers. The "live-in" ... stance on the issue." Yesterday, some 50 protesters led by the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union marched on the walkways from Exchange Square in Central to the department's headquarters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412043/protesters-march-against-maids-live-rule
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Working hours committee finds little to agree on

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com First meeting of representatives only manages to reach consensus on how and when to meet Work hours committee finds little to agree on Government-appointed committee members were at odds on just about everything at their first meeting on standard working hours yesterday. The only things they could agree on in the two-hour closed-door session ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232488/working-hours-committee-finds-little-agree
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police unions walk out of pay talks

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND EMILY TSANG

    ... of 4.42 per cent - on a par with inflation - or they might ask the chief executive to set up a committee of inquiry for arbitration. The row, after the announcement of a pay rise of less than ... that studies pay trends in the private sector, which is among six factors used as reference in adjusting civil servants' pay. It is administered by the Pay Trend Survey Committee, which includes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1255902/police-unions-walk-out-pay-talks

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