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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Three in five Hongkongers can't afford their desired lifestyles after retirement

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... the government's suggestion last week to delay the retirement age of newly hired civil servants from 60 to 65 to cope with an ageing population and shrinking workforce. In the poll, the desired retirement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467716/three-five-hongkongers-cant-afford-their-desired-lifestyles-after
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... will hit a peak season for labour demand by the summer in which at least 18,000 workers would be needed, So said. “We estimate there will be a shortage of 5,000 workers in areas such as civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455667/dont-believe-news-labour-shortage-trade-unions-slam-plans-import
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    All-day standing drives shopping mall restroom cleaners round the bend

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN, LO WEI

    ... workers' well-being." Older staff face greater health risks if required to stand for long periods, said Ida Yiu, president of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society. "Even for a person who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454284/all-day-standing-drives-shopping-mall-restroom-cleaners-round-bend
  4. News - China - LABOUR

    Harder than ever to find prized civil service job in China

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:52pm by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Record applicants crowd each other out from prized posts even as some positions go unfilled Harder than everto find the right civil service job Wang Kui, a fourth-year law student at the South China University of Technology, compares her pursuit of a much-coveted civil service job to speed dating. "The ones you have a feeling for, you have little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1348306/civil-service-recruitment-speed-dating-applicant-admits
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Kong could make up a bigger portion of the city's labour supply if greater support were offered to them, a study by the Society for Community Organisation suggests. The study found almost ... said. The Society for Community Organisation was criticised in December after it pushed for a landmark court ruling granting new arrivals the right to welfare. A core member of the group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429137/migrant-women-untapped-labour-pool
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong urged to sign UN treaty on protection of domestic helpers

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... benefits to the families of employers and workers, and their communities and societies." The Asia-Pacific region employs more domestic workers than any other part of the world, with 21.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428675/hong-kong-urged-sign-un-treaty-protection-domestic-helpers
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New law giving mandatory paternity leave 'in place by end of year'

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for eight years. Unionist lawmakers welcomed Cheung's announcement yesterday, but repeated their demand that private-sector workers get five days of paternity leave at full pay, as civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415053/welfare-minister-under-fire-both-sides-over-plans-paternity-leave
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    China will 'inevitably' raise retirement age, says labour ministry

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 03:48am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Mainland to lift retirement age, says ministry The retirement age for mainlanders will inevitably be put back as China feels the pressure of its ageing population, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said yesterday. "Postponing the retirement age would objectively help ease society's burden of caring for the ageing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412920/china-will-inevitably-raise-retirement-age-says-labour-ministry
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong civil servants disappointed at 'stingy' wage rise

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Phila Siu and Joshua But But civil servants say they will grudgingly accept pay proposal that is lower than the inflation rate Disappointment at 'stingy' wage rise The Civil Service Bureau has submitted a proposal to the Executive Council that would see the city's 170,000 civil servants get a pay rise that is lower than the inflation rate, even though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253547/disappointment-stingy-wage-rise
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil-service pay dispute 'sees losers all round'

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A rift between the government and its public servants is expected to worsen as ex-minister says there is room for talks Civil-service pay dispute 'sees losers all round' The insistence of the Leung Chun-ying administration on its pay rise offer, to the dismay of most civil servant groups, has created a "highly unfortunate" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258656/civil-service-pay-dispute-sees-losers-all-round

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