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  1. Unconscionable to set minimum wage too low

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for paying some of the lowest wages. Employees have to toil long hours doing repetitive work, often in an unpleasant environment. Even though they are supposed to work eight hours a day, many ...

  2. Mainland maids: a minefield in the making?

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Hong Kong's economic miracle was created by China's economic reform and open-door policy in the 1970s. This dramatic shift of our economy saw the rise of a new middle class, providing opportunities for both parents to work. The new trend gave rise to the need for domestic helpers to take care of young children and elderly grandparents at home. ...

  3. Degree of injustice

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The University of Hong Kong recently conferred honorary doctoral degrees upon a number of outstanding individuals, including former Chinese University vice-chancellor Charles Kao Kuen and philanthropist Tin Ka-ping. Kao's work in fibre optics changed ...

  4. Third of China's city-dwellers are still second class citizens

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It made headlines around the world at the beginning of this year when government statisticians announced that more than half of China's 1.35 billion people now live ... it remains firmly in place for a long time to come. Although the hukou system is deeply iniquitous and a drag on China's economic development, employers - and some local governments - like ...

  5. WHERE THEY STAND: Key points of the candidates' platforms and when they were revealed

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... small-class teaching Alan Leong Kah-kit OCTOBER 2006 Make pre-school education free Economy Donald Tsang JUNE 2005 Increase investment in infrastructure, further develop tourism, infrastructure, and promote emerging new industries and new technology FEBRUARY 2007 Speed up investment on government infrastructure Strengthen status as China's financial centre Alan Leong Kah-kit OCTOBER 2006 ...

  6. HK's appeal as financial hub grows

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Baker

    ... 'Deal values are off to a record first-half start, roughly 40 per cent up on the previous year thanks to outsize levels of M&A in Australia, China and India, while volumes continued ... Solid infrastructure and expertise boost SAR's competitive edge as the preferred base for private equity in the region, writes Alex Baker Sustained economic growth in Asia has laid ...

  7. Welfare unions call for half-day protest over funding levels

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Social welfare unions yesterday called on members to take half a day's leave next month and join a protest against the government's welfare funding. The call came ... government should not turn a deaf ear to our voice,' he said. The unions called on members, including social workers and caregivers, to take a half-day off on September 5. They expect more than ...

  8. Thousands to return home after losing jobs in Macau and Dubai

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the council's training board, Billy Wong Wing-hoo, said the industry estimated that 8,000 workers would be sacked at stalled casino developments in Macau. This includes 4,000 job losses already ... estimates that peak demand for construction workers on 10 infrastructure projects to be undertaken by the government will be from 2013 to 2015. It is working on making the demand for workers more ...

  9. Millions missing from Hunan pension fund

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... scandal, former Shanghai party head Chen Liangyu and a string of officials lost their jobs after 3.2 billion yuan of the pension fund was discovered embezzled last year. In Shanghai and Guangzhou, almost all the missing pension funds had been directed into property speculation or development because of the soaring land values in coastal cities. Big scam The amount embezzled from ...

  10. 25pc increase in private sector job vacancies

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... that the number of unemployed construction workers would increase in the second half of the year. 'Many big projects are still on hold in Hong Kong, though the government has been talking about many infrastructure project plans. Some big projects in Macau have slowed down as so many hotels and casinos have been built,' he said. 'About 20,000 Hong Kong workers are now in Macau and a few ...




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