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  1. Unions call for 5pc pay rise after dismal year

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Trade unions have called for pay rises of at least 5 per cent after a survey showed workers' salaries had increased by only 0.2 per cent this year while company executives had seen hefty pay rises. 'Companies have been asking employees to share the burden in times of difficulty during the financial crisis, but this is misleading and is a lie because ...

  2. Blueprint to resolve wage disputes

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... the measures were extended to all of the company's work sites last year. But Chow Kwok-keung, a 46-year-old construction worker who worries over his daughter's tuition fees after being owed ... secretary of Hong Kong Construction Site Workers General Union, said the government should move quickly towards requiring companies to implement such measures. ...

  3. Bad credit

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Rachel Autherson

    ... reliability through detailed credit checks. After all, few companies would want to hire people for a job that involves managing the finances of others if the applicants have a poor record of managing ... organisations tend to check civil litigation records, or search if someone has filed for bankruptcy. 'These checks provide a level of comfort for a company, but are not quite as intrusive ...

  4. Protest of 1,000 migrant workers turns violent, says rights group

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai About 1,000 disgruntled migrant workers clashed with police in a suburb of Shanghai on Monday, a rights group said yesterday. More than 300 police were involved in the incident, which resulted in 10 of the protesters ...

  5. Unions push for bigger pay rises

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... The Confederation of Trade Unions and a dozen of its affiliates, including cabin crew and pilots from Cathay Pacific, demanded a 7 per cent pay rise - more than double the 2.5 to 3.5 per cent proposed by the Employers' Federation. Mung Siu-tat, of the CTU, said that for most companies a 7 per cent pay rise for staff would amount to less than 6 per cent of their profits. Cathay Pacific topped the list ...

  6. Employees attracted to caring companies

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... One question Joseph Michelli looks to address in The Starbucks Experience - the book and the workshops - is 'what can I learn from a company like that'? The answer, in most ... With this in mind, he outlines the concept of the 'triple bottom line'. Basically, it requires companies to report not just financial results, but also to measure their social impact ...

  7. Airlines drop threat to punish staff who fail to learn company mantra

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Pilots and flight attendants with Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways say a threat to punish them if they fail to memorise and recite a lengthy company creed appears to have been quietly dropped. None of the airlines' employees have been subjected to threatened spot checks to see if they have learned the 10-line creed, or apophthegm, and a memo ...

  8. Companies eager to make right impression

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... of a company's unique employment experience. 'Organisations have been doing this type of branding for a while, but their approach has been quite disjointed,' said Martin Cerullo, director of resourcing communications at Alexander Mann Solutions, a recruitment process outsourcing company. 'The concept has now reached some level of maturity as companies have begun to recognise ...

  9. Go-slow protest by bus drivers fails to make an impact

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to join. The drivers were trying to put pressure on management in a stalled pay row that also saw about 100 maintenance workers- also fewer than expected- stage a sit-in at the company's depot in Heng Fa Chuen. The action followed the collapse of talks between management and the New World First Bus Company Staff Union, which has rejected an offer that has been accepted by a union ...

  10. Principal casts net for small fund companies

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Principal Global Investors (Asia) plans to buy small fund companies to expand its pension fund and asset management businesses, according to its senior executives. Stanley Yip, ... companies. We are in talks with investment banks and hope to find our targets through their network,' he said. Mr Yip noted that the pension fund segment was only a small portion of large local ...




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