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  1. Civil service pay- too much, or a way of curbing corruption?

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if it wants to avoid social unrest. Nelson Tam Kai-him, Tseung Kwan O I find it hard to agree with Rob Leung's letter ('Civil servants paid too much', December 3). Civil servants ... I agree with Rob Leung ('Civil servants paid too much', December 3). Civil servants enjoy a lot of benefits including, for example, free medical checks and education subsidies ...

  2. Anger swells over 'unequal' wage rises proposed in civil service plan

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The Civil Service Bureau's pay rise plan for civil servants has triggered more unrest among workers who say it will not improve their lot. A social workers' union threatened to strike over unequal pay between government-subsidised groups and the civil service as almost 2,000 people protested yesterday calling for pay rises. The social workers' discontent ...

  3. A tradition of French rebellion

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... The present unrest is widely regarded as the worst since the student uprisings of 1968, which inspired a general strike that virtually paralysed the nation. But France, and Paris in particular, have ...

  4. Macau labour unrest prompts revision of law

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Growing labour unrest has prompted the Macau government to update obsolete laws which have been criticised for favouring employers. After a 10-year wait, the legislature has been handed a labour relations bill by the administration. It is expected a new labour relations law will be enacted by the end of the year, replacing one that dates back to 1989. Since 2004, ...

  5. Minimum wages going up 17pc in Shenzhen to ease social unrest

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Shenzhen's minimum wages will rise by more than 17 per cent from July 1, in an attempt to reduce social unrest and ease the city's persistent labour ... it again next year. A senior member of a government think-tank said the move was mainly designed to reduce social unrest and implement President Hu Jintao's 'human-based administration ...

  6. MPF check points to civil-servant moonlighting

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A government plan to inject money into low-paid workers' Mandatory Provident Fund accounts has uncovered evidence that civil servants may be moonlighting. Questions ... recipients- those with salaries of less than HK$10,000 a month- some civil servants were found to have MPF accounts with other employers contributing money, on top of their Civil Service Provident ...

  7. Thousands more sit civil service exam despite slim chances

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei More than 775,000 applicants sat examinations for civil service jobs yesterday, state media reported, even though only 1.75 per cent have any hope of being recruited next year. This recruitment rate makes the civil service test the mainland's hardest exam, according to Xinhua. A total of 530,000 people took the exam in 2006 and 640,000 last year, but only 13,500 jobs were ...

  8. Civil service merits pay rise, in return for reform

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you asked the public whether they would prefer smaller class sizes in schools, better health care or fatter pay packets for civil servants, our government workers would inevitably ... should not be used to divert attention or energy away from the continued need to create a leaner civil service. Greater use needs to be made of technology and outsourcing and considerable reform ...

  9. We won't back civil service pay increases, says Liberal Party chief

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Dennis Eng The business-affiliated Liberal Party said yesterday it would not support pay rises for civil servants, saying their salaries were already higher than those ... to 5.59 per cent. After adjustments, the indicators for civil service pay increases range from 3.91 per cent to 4.96 per cent. A decision will be made by the Executive Council later. Liberal Party ...

  10. Offer of unpaid leave considered for civil servants

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The proposal would save the taxpayer more money, says Joseph Wong Long unpaid leave for civil servants is being considered by the government to help trim ... for a year or two if they wish. Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said yesterday the proposal would help save taxpayers' money. 'The aim is to save manpower resources ...




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