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  1. Lax safety blamed for 12 deaths

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Lax supervision and violation of safety laws by company managers have been blamed for a Guangdong incident in which 12 workers were electrocuted last week. The accident happened on Thursday at 8pm when an iron-framed work shed the workers w ...

  2. Business alarmed by needless deaths

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... With the suicide rate rising alarmingly in recent years, business leaders say bosses have a responsibility to tackle the problem. Kwan Chuk-fai, a manager at NWS Holdings, which owns New World First Bus and has a workforce of 27,000, said: 'As an emp ...

  3. Death for workers who killed over pay

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Two migrant workers have been given death sentences by a Guangzhou court for murders stemming from back-pay disputes. Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court found ... in outstanding wages, the Nanfang Daily reported. Xie was sentenced to death. The report said Xie should have been paid 900 yuan a month but only received 1,600 yuan for six months' work. His ...

  4. Migrant work still fraught with risks

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Despite a decline in job-related deaths, many labourers face grave dangers Worker safety on the mainland remains grim despite a decline in job-related deaths ... with the corresponding period last year. 'We are trying to reduce the number of deaths, but dare not say that we could eliminate deaths from such accidents,' he told a conference on work safety ...

  5. Activists seek memorial day for workers

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Over the past 10 years, there have been on average about 60,000 occupational injuries and 200 deaths a year,' Mr Ng said. Official figures showed that there were 17,249 industrial ...

  6. New Products

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to investors' contributions starting in the 16th policy year. The pension plan includes life insurance, accidental death compensation and worldwide emergency assistance. ABN Amro, Baring Asset ...

  7. Union dispute on Indian tea estate kills 21

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi Twenty-one tea plantation workers, including four women, were burned to death over a labour dispute in eastern India yesterday. Police said that angry tribespeople surrounded the house of a trade union leader, Tarakeshwar Lohar, in West Bengal's Dalgaon tea estate and set it on fire killing him and his supporters who were trapped inside. The tea estate ...

  8. Bonus cuts, poisoning spark protest

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there had been no cases of paralysis or death, but the factory should rectify the problem. The workers did not believe the investigation, and asked for further health tests. The company, Suzhou ...

  9. Maid's murder trial puts spotlight on abuse

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Paul Baylis

    ... in Singapore. Many have just arrived from rural villages and are unaccustomed to high-rise apartments. Since 1999, nearly 100 maids- almost all Indonesians- have plunged to their deaths while hanging out laundry or washing windows. 'The death toll of Indonesian maids is quite high and we are concerned about this,' said Chalief Akbar, a spokesman for the Indonesian embassy. ...

  10. Violence flares over unpaid migrant wages

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... week, Beijing was shocked by the death of Hubei migrant worker Hu Weiguo, who fell from a building after asking a contractor for back pay for his team of about 80 construction workers. Hu's death received widespread attention in the media and legal aid was quickly given to his wife to hire a lawyer to demand the worker's wages, which comes to about 200,000 yuan. Lawyer Zhao ...




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