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  1. HK keeps No 1 ranking for economic freedom

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... liberty in 10 areas. For Hong Kong, trade freedom fell the most, from 95 points to 90, because of new regulations such as the nutrition labelling law, although the city still ranks first ...

  2. Civil service must stick together against injustice

    Posted Jun 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... among civil servants. In 2002 (before the first pay cut), the lowest pay in the civil service was about $8,000 per month. Despite ostensible protection under Article 100 of the Basic Law, many ... and practices governing civil service pay (1979), the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service recommended 'that the remuneration of the lowest paid in the civil ...

  3. Government under fire on workers' strike rights

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Civil servants' rights to strike under the Basic Law are not adequately protected in employment regulations, according to lawmakers. Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said during the Legislative Council's public services panel meeting yesterday that Civil Service Regulations (CSR) indirectly infringed on the right to strike because ...

  4. Rights group calls off protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Civil Human Rights Front has called off a plan to mobilise 50,000 protesters outside the Legco building tomorrow after the government delayed the security bill. Instead, a candlelight vigil will be held there at 7.30pm to call for democracy in Hong Kong. Spokesman Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong said although the efforts of the 500,000 protesters last Tuesday had paid off, there were ...

  5. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... and simplify operational procedures,' he said. The proposal called on Beijing to loosen its strict quotas for civil servants. It said the central government allocated staff quotas according ...

  6. Uniformed staff want separate pay grades

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... month. But an academic warned that if it suggested more pay rises for government staff, the public may reject the findings. Pay for general civil service staff ranges from HK$8,030 to HK$87,225 ... characteristics of disciplined services jobs was not factored into the government's mechanism for calculating civil servants' pay rises based on private-sector rates for equivalent jobs. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... all he has to offer concerning children in gay relationships is his own experience. My experience is otherwise. Which of us is right? The question is simple. Do we want to live in a state of civil liberty for all or do we want a society where certain moral agendas are allowed the upper hand? Mr Truscott's agenda is not stated, though one can guess. Civil liberty means tolerance ...

  8. Council boss not guilty of threat

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The head of the Productivity Council was cleared yesterday of threatening to fire a union chairman if a sacked union member staged a protest against his dismissal. Kowloon City Court found Wilson Fung Wing-yip, 45, the council's executive director, not guilty of breaching an Employment Ordinance provision that guarantees members or officers of a union the right ...

  9. Construction is a casual job young people rightly shun

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... If she means to tell us that there are not many young people in construction trades at the moment, well, she is right. Only 5.3 per cent of construction workers are aged 15 to 24. That figure ... It is an entirely natural trend. And while Mrs Lam is right about the unemployment rate in construction being higher than the overall unemployment rate, this is not necessarily because construction activity ...

  10. Still a struggle for disabled to join workforce

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... the traditional medical and charity-orientated approach to diversity towards a civil and human rights-based social model. 'This begins to happen when open-minded employers recognise disabled people ... their right to dismiss disabled workers. To avoid any risk, many prefer not to hire disabled people in the first place. This again boils down to inadequate public education,' Ms Lam said. ...




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