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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... enterprise committee, said unlike in Britain, in Hong Kong everyone was within an hour from almost everywhere. This made flexible locations irrelevant. "But flexible working hours can ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Introducing working hours law for Hong Kong ‘would face uphill battle’

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... of a committee gathering the public's views on a possible law to put in place standard working hours in Hong Kong say the attitudes of employers during a recent public-engagement exercise show how difficult it would be to pass such a bill. The committee members said company bosses who attended meetings on the issue brought supporters and both shouted down labour representatives trying ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for the assistant officer II position will be above HK$17,000 for those who meet the minimum requirement of having completed secondary school- if the Legislative Council Finance Committee approves the pay ... recruitment exercise, said the institute's deputy principal Tsang Chun-wa. Asked if it would consider hiring part-time staff for logistics support in preparation for the Occupy Central civil ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Force's move to take on retired officers to help cope with Occupy Central may derail talks on raising retirement age, staff associations say Police rehiring ... come as police bosses strive for unity in the force amid growing controversy over the role of police during pro-democracy protests, including the July 1 march and the planned Occupy Central ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... on the lowest pay. A bureau spokesman said the Chief Executive in Council decided on the revision after taking into account six factors under an established pay-adjustment mechanism. All four central ... increase of 3.9 per cent." Leung said he would talk to his members first before deciding if the group would quit the government's pay trend survey committee as they had threatened. Ngai ...

  6. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... committee penalised a foreign-run electronics company for firing 34 workers after going on strike- in a rare move that challenges an arbitration system typically seen as favouring employers. ... the Xiamen government’s labour arbitration committee. Local governments bear huge pressure of maintaining stability. Many don’t want to convey the impression that strike is a way to solve [a] dispute ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants demand 5.1 per cent pay rise

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Phila Siu

    ... committee]." The committee, including independent businesspeople and professionals together with government and staff representatives, oversees the annual survey. This year's study, released ... the Police Force Council, which includes his association, had no plan to rejoin the survey committee after withdrawing from it last year. In another sign of dissatisfaction with the process, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    High-salary civil servants union rejects 5.96 per cent pay study proposal

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam

    ... Kam-pui, chairman of the Pay Trend Survey Committee that compiled the study, defended the mechanism of the study as being "perfectly trustworthy". "I have full confidence towards ... representatives from two groups, but he rejected doubts that the findings were marred by the low attendance. The committee recommends pay increases of 3.8 per cent, 4.71 per cent and 5.96 per cent ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil service union calls for pay rise to match inflation

    Posted May 16th 2014, 07:54pm by Tony Cheung

    ... discussions with other members. She was the only one out of three representatives of senior civil servants who attended the meeting of the pay trend survey committee yesterday. Dr Chan Sai-kwing, ... Consultative Council representatives, quit the committee in protest at the pay rises offered at the time. Committee chairman Wilfred Wong Kam-pui rejected doubts that the findings were marred ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Study finds public favours workplaces friendly to women, families

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Amy Nip

    ... of the government's steering committee on population policy yesterday. They will help the committee as it makes plans to cope with a demographic shift, which will see a declining workforce cope with a growing retired population. "There is a clear message that women should be offered help," committee member Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai said. While 57,100 babies were born last year, Yip said ...




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