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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. Dockers in Shekou strike for higher pay

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Port overtime protest holds up HK trucks Operations at one of the busiest container terminals in Shenzhen are at a standstill after more than 400 dockers went on strike in a pay dispute. Port workers at Chiwan Container Terminal in Shekou district began their industrial action at midnight on Monday. The dock workers, most of them truck drivers and crane ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police said both passed breathalyser tests. Sailor falls into sea A sailor and eight containers fell into the sea from a barge berthed at a container terminal in Tsing Yi Hong Wan Road, Tsing Yi, when a crane's arm hit a stack of containers on board at about 6.25am yesterday. The man, 40, was rescued by firemen and treated for leg injuries at hospital. Policeman slightly hurt ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Beware of job traps

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Of the 102,837 students who took the HKCEE this year, more than 50 per cent did not score enough points to get a Form Six place. This means there are more than 50,000 HKCEE candidates who will be repeating the exam, considering other ways to continue with ...

  9. Directors penalised for wages offence

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tuen Mun Court ordered three directors from Elastique Industrial to each perform 100 hours' community service for wage offences, the Labour Department said. The firm failed to pay wages of about HK$370,000 to eight employees within seven days of the termination of their employment. ...

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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. ...




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