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  1. Sars, bird flu may be added to payout list

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and fatal diseases, as in recent years we have found many highly contagious diseases of which we have known nothing at all,' he said. Health services legislator Joseph Lee Kok-long said ... Martin Wong Plan will fast-track compensation for staff who contract the diseases at work Sars and bird flu may be listed as occupational diseases under the Employees' Compensation ...

  2. Synthetic gem makers in battle over lung disease

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Workers at a Foshan artificial diamond factory suffering from a potentially lethal lung disease have pledged to pursue compensation claims against their employer. The Er You ... in April last year due to vast quantities of industrial dust. Some were later diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, a fatal lung disease caused by inhalation of irritants. 'It can deprive you of your ...

  3. Sars and avian flu to be classified as 'occupational diseases'

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.34pm: The Labour Department said on Monday that severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and avian flu would be listed as 'occupational diseases' under the Employees Compensation Ordinance. This is an amendment under the ECO which comes into effect on Tuesday. It brings the number of occupational diseases prescribed under the ordinance to 48. ...

  4. Mainland disease victims take fight to HK

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Three mainland workers suffering from an incurable lung disease protested at the offices of a former employer in Hong Kong yesterday, demanding compensation and a meeting ... workers from jewellery factories in Shenzhen, Huizhou and Dongguan who suffer from silicosis, a preventable lung disease for which there is no cure. While most have been paid $60,000 to $200,000 ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doctor seeks to ease dengue fever fear A mainland disease prevention and control expert called for calm as dengue fever cases in Guangdong rose to more than 270. Zhong Nanshan, head of the Guangdong Research Institute for Respiratory Diseases, said the situation in the province was not particularly serious compared with a few years ago, when there were thousands of cases. He said ...

  6. In Brief

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

    ... Legislators pass motion calling for abolition of levy on maids Legislators last night backed a motion calling for the government to abolish the HK$400 monthly levy imposed on employers of foreign domestic helpers. The levy is supposed to be used by the Em ...

  7. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Indonesian helpers aged 22 to 31, a spokeswoman said yesterday. 'Chickenpox is a notifiable disease [in] which registered medical practitioners [public or private] are required to report each ... In chickenpox cases, a patient would be admitted if there is complication of the disease,' it said. Meanwhile, the Labour Department said foreign domestic helpers enjoyed 'the same rights ...

  8. Line blurs between news and prophecy

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... and doom, and everyone worries even more. We face a very tough time ahead, and the worst is yet to come. But emotion adds to the economic trouble. Since fear is contagious, maybe I will be the next ...

  9. Perils of the 'welfare trap'

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... And it is contagious. Children who grow up in families in which the parents don't work are less likely to work when they grow up than the children who grow up with working parents. To be sure, social ...

  10. Police clash with workers at HK firm

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conditions, which they claim have left many of them with a disabling lung disease. About 500 workers from Eryou Jewellery Material Ltd in Foshan took to the streets and tried to block a bridge after ... employer. Many workers have contracted the deadly respiratory disease pneumoconiosis, which is caused by inhaling rock dust for prolonged periods. The disease can cause permanent lung damage. ...




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