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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's civil servants win praise form Vice-President Li Yuanchao

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 04:18pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com China's Vice-President Li Yuanchao on Thursday praised Hong Kong’s civil servants for their contribution to the city. Li made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation of Hong Kong senior officials led by Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang Kwok-wai in Beijing on Thursday morning. The delegation included 11 permanent secretaries ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Judicial staff pay rise beats civil servants'

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Judicial staff pay rise beats civil servants' Judges and judicial officers will get a bigger pay rise this year than other civil servants. An increase of just under 7 per cent was endorsed for them yesterday, compared to rises of 4.71 to just under 6 per cent for the rest. The 6.77 per cent rise for judicial staff was recommended by the Standing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant faced hostility way before conviction for assault on maid

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Rejection at home came way before conviction There is definitely no place like home for former civil servant Au Wai-chun, who would get the cold shoulder from ... felt the stress of her long-term medical illness- which had forced an early retirement from the civil service- had changed her personality. Despite the conviction, she voices her fears ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant who poured boiling water on maid avoids jail due to medical condition

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:48pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman who scalded maid escapes jail A former civil servant convicted of pouring hot water on her Bangladeshi helper was told she had undermined the city's reputation as she was given a suspended six-month jail sentence in the District Court yesterday. Judge Pang Chung-ping told Au Wai-chun: "Not only did you destroy the trust foreign workers have ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant found guilty of scalding maid with boiling water

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:54pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman guilty of harming helper A former civil servant has been convicted of pouring scalding hot water over a Bangladeshi maid who suffered burns on her chest. Au Wai-chun, 61, had argued she was physically incapable of carrying out the assault. The court heard from medical experts that Au suffered from chronic pain in her limbs, back and neck ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants want pay linked to inflation

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Civil servants in inflation pay plea Giving civil servants pay rises in line with inflation would greatly improve staff morale, trade unions say. Unionists made the call after a government committee indicated last week that pay rises for the city's 170,000 civil servants might not exceed 4 per cent- short of the inflation rate of 4.4 per ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is it too much to expect civil servants to serve the public interest?

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:25pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says trust in government is being gradually eroded Is it too much to expect civil servants to put the public first? In some rather perverse way, we should ... a matter of civil servants obeying the law but of whether they conduct themselves in a manner likely to enhance or detract from public trust in government. Lam bought a large plot of land in Yuen ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Unionists hit out over cut-price civil servants

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Legco hears government has hired some staff on cheap temporary contracts for over 10 years Unionists hit out over cut-price civil servants The government should start giving proper staff jobs to the thousands of civil servants it has employed for years on cheap contracts designed for temporary workers, unionists urged yesterday. Some 14,000 staff ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    It's the spirit of the rules that civil servants must adhere to

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rules alone are not enough When it comes to guarding against conflicts of interest, our civil service arguably outshines its regional counterparts. There is no shortage of general and job-specific regulations on conduct and integrity. While the team is largely clean and honest, transgressions do occur from time to time. The recent row surrounding a senior Lands ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant was 'taking a shower when Bangladeshi maid was assaulted'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Former civil servant tells court she emerged from bathroom to find her Bangladeshi helper missing and a policeman knocking at her door 'I was in shower when maid was hurt' A former civil servant accused of pouring scalding-hot water on her maid was in the shower at the time the alleged assault happened, the District Court heard yesterday. ...




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