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  1. Update dangerous and inefficient construction industry practices

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The report ('Scaffolding workers to be given 11pc pay increase', August 23) highlighted one of the major problems in the Hong Kong construction industry: too much work ... fail to even begin to tackle one of the major causes of the problem- construction practices that are outdated, unproductive, often unnecessary and, in many cases, downright dangerous? ...

  2. Construction workers face surge in demand

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The good old days are starting to return for Hong Kong's depleted army of construction workers. With work starting on several large infrastructure projects, demand for labour is pushing up wages and creating more opportunities. From November 1, those of the city's 269,100 registered construction workers who are still active will see pay rises of between ...

  3. Most strike-hit construction sites are back in action

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam, Denise Hung The number of construction sites seriously affected by the bar-benders' strike has dropped by nearly two-thirds over the past week, a government source said. ... the source said. There are 166 construction sites in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Construction Association chairman Conrad Wong Tin-cheung said up to one-third of the affected projects belonged to small ...

  4. Construction site's strike hurts us all, says property boss

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The strike by construction-site metalworkers was having a serious impact on all Hong Kong, the deputy chairman of property giant Cheung Kong Holdings, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, said yesterday. Speaking as the strike continued into its second week, Mr Li said it was not just a commercial issue. 'The work progress at construction sites of private developers ...

  5. Alert at bias in construction industry

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... English-language courses and information for ethnic minority construction workers seeking to advance their careers. Fony Chow Sau-fong, executive director of Unison, an NGO advocating ethnic minority rights, said many South Asian construction workers were unaware of the Construction Workers Registration System introduced last December. It requires all construction workers to be registered ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks, August 27

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 09:49am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Keywords: Bank loans, Fiscal stimulus, South China Sea, Occupy Hong Kong, China Construction Bank, Japan, Internet regulation, Africa, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Pearl River Delta ... drinking & littering at HSBC. (photo) NetEase Finance--  建行上半年净利1063亿元 同比增长14.5% China Construction Bank net income for the first half of 2012 was 106.3 billion yuan (HK$129.73 billion), ...

  7. Winds of change in industry

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... as an engineer in the construction industry two decades ago, she was treated like an alien from another planet. 'People just stared at me, they didn't know how to interact and communicate with me,' she said. Ms Leung is project development director for infrastructure at Ocean Park and a member of Women in Construction, an organisation that advocates the contributions that women ...

  8. Events

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Proactively managing labour activism and commercial disputes in China'. Bank of America Tower. Tomorrow: Joint chamber event: 'Sourcing in Asia, future trends and models' (until May 4). Harbo ...

  9. No sign builders' cost rises will slow

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to nearly HK$1,500 by 2013. 'Starting from last month, all bar benders received a daily wage increase,' Yau said. Under an agreement announced in March between the Hong Kong Construction ... The wage increase for bar benders reflected the shortage of skilled labour as a result of high workloads in the private and public sector, said Yau, who is now working on the construction ...

  10. Jobs boost amid building spree

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis In an industry where expectations are continuously raising the bar, quality construction and property management services are essential to sustain and develop Hong Kong's ... in the pipeline, will keep the city's construction and real estate professionals busy. Share Tai-ki, immediate past president of the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH), says the government's ...




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