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  1. OOCL executives on alert as strike-free period nears expiration

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Industrial action could affect two terminals as soon as Monday morning Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) executives will be this weekend keeping a watchful eye on the port of Vancouver, where a labour dispute threatens to close its two container terminals. In what is becoming a familiar scenario at ports on North America's west coast, members of the International ...

  2. City Briefs

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sacked workers win settlement from builder Young Lim Construction has agreed to pay $400,000 in compensation and unpaid salaries to about 30 Nepalese workers who were sacked. The agreement was reached after the workers, accompanied by officials from the Construction Site Workers General Union, staged a protest at the company's site at the Tsing Yi Container Terminal. Wong Tai Sin ...

  3. Terminal case

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A US marine biologist hired by CLP Power says environmentalists are exaggerating the impact on Chinese white dolphins from a gas terminal on the Sokos. With two days to go until the public consultation ends, what's your view? Write to us ...

  4. 'Foreign' labour practices flummox western companies

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... and employees, termination issues, industrial disputes, retirement schemes, mandatory provident funds and employee share option schemes. 'Historically, salaries were being reviewed annually ... completely terminated their relationships with their previous employers- this is only applicable when the previous employer is a state-owned enterprise. 'Employers need to obtain written proof ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... II caught after coming to hk under a truck A 24-year-old illegal immigrant from the mainland was apprehended near the Kwai Chung Container Terminal after sneaking into Hong Kong by hiding under a truck in Shenzhen. Police are still searching for another illegal immigrant believed to have been with him. The man was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with burns on his right leg. ...

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    Cathay Pacific loses two long-running pay disagreements in one day

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... under employment laws. The court also found the airline wrongly terminated the pilots and ordered it to pay one month's salary to each of them, overturning a Court of Appeal decision. ...

  7. Fired pilots confident court will back them

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by dismissing the pilots without a valid reason. However, the Court of Appeal overturned that judgment in December 2010, saying the airline had not terminated the contracts unlawfully. The judgment ... to terminate employment at any time by giving notice or payment in lieu. This is totally unfair,' he said. 'When two parties enter into a contract you have to expect that there's ...

  8. Revealed: the pilots on Cathay hit list

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... strict instructions not to take any copies of the 'hit list' out of the room at Cathay City where they held the talks in 2001. The list contains 184 pilots, with 11 more names added ... at the list. You're on it. It could have been you,' says the letter, which carries the name of the plaintiffs in the action, expected to proceed next year. 'You escaped termination ...

  9. New clauses worry multinationals

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... awareness and to alert companies of the need to keep relevant departments or head offices fully briefed, Ms Hou said. Careful study was required because there were still signs the law contained ... notably, employees without written agreements will have no right to demand open-term contracts, and employers will be able to terminate fixed-term contracts if a member of staff proves ...

  10. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... even though her boss had paid for an air ticket home. When she bumped into the maid at a ferry terminal two months later and asked her what had happened, she ran away. The agency later told ...




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