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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... the government's Civil Engineering and Development Department. Chan noted that the China Association for Science and Technology (Cast) was granted provisional status at the Washington Accord last year. ... Chi-ming, head of the Institute of Vocational Education's construction department, said the government should not press ahead with too many infrastructure projects at once, as the current ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has agreed to meet the city's largest lifeguard union- ... headquarters in Tamar. Their anger was fuelled on Thursday when department head Michelle Li Mei-sheung said officials would talk with "the union which did not take part in the strike", ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong's street cleaners being deprived of basic employment benefits

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the 9,700 people employed to clean the streets, and 7,200 of them work under subcontracted companies, according to a spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. Fok Mei-sung has ... to better protect workers and for the government to review its subcontracting policies. A spokesman for the department declined to explain why the street sweeping contracts were outsourced, saying ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards strike and swim in protest over pay and conditions

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for all of last year: 24,578,000. About 1,900 lifeguards work in public pools and beaches. The department expressed gratitude to those who did not take part in the walkout. It had allocated an additional HK$14 million in the past three years to create more than 160 lifeguard positions, the department said, adding that it would "continue its close dialogue with the unions". ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... we believe we will be forced to launch a longer period of strike." The Leisure and Cultural Services Department had urged lifeguards to report for duty for the sake of public safety. Kwok yesterday criticised the department for arranging for trainees to work in place of those on strike. "They are risking citizens' lives to save face for the bureaucrats," he ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Discrimination rife at work in Hong Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission finds in study

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... cent said they had been sexually harassed. The watchdog was alarmed to note that 94 per cent of victims did not take action; others reported the case to the EOC or the Labour Department. Dr ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'They will be a burden': Business groups oppose work benefits for unmarried couples amid debate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:56pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Nine small and medium enterprises say they will be burdened if cohabiting couples get same perks as married ones Staff benefits for civil partners ‘a moral issue and financial burden’ for SMEs Unmarried couples should not enjoy the same staff benefits as married people, as this would burden small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and go against traditional ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

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

    ... The Correctional Services Department is hiring for the third time in two years as it braces for a new round of retirements. The department, which usually holds a recruitment exercise just once a year, ... at prisons and rehabilitation centres managed by the department. About 60 per cent of the positions have been vacated by retiring staff, while the other 40 per cent are the result of staff opting ...

  9. 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

    ... civil disobedience campaign. Police management met representatives of the four police associations for two hours on Friday to discuss the hiring plan, under which former officers would sign non-civil-service contracts. They would support frontline officers but would not be involved in force duties such as executing search warrants. The plan was understood to have taken effect last week, ...

  10. News - World - LABOUR

    LinkedIn ordered to pay US$6 million for violations of US wage law

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... Department of Labour investigation found the online career networking company violated the country's wage law. In a settlement announced by the Labour Department on Monday, LinkedIn will pay more than US$3.3 million in retroactive overtime wages and more than US$2.5 million in damages to workers in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York. A Labour Department representative said ...




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