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  1. Protesters call in a travel 'debt'

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan and New Territories residents staged a protest march yesterday, seeking to 'collect a debt' from the financial secretary over a promised travel allowance scheme for low-income workers in outlying areas. Mimicking debt collectors, the protesters- who accuse Henry Tang Ying-yen of breaking his promise over the scheme- painted ...

  2. Insurance eases stress of managing debt

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... kind offered by the bank in Hong Kong, although similar coverage has been available in Britain for years. 'Our research indicated customers are feeling the stress of debt management and we ...

  3. The Student Financial Assistance Agency

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A lack of funds does not mean you won't be able to pursue your dreams. Public money The Student Financial Assistance Agency (www.gov.hk/sfaa) offers a variety of means-tested grants and loans, and non-means-tested loans to both full-time an ...

  4. ... and university students merit better loans scheme

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than HK$160 million is a lot for the taxpayer to be out of pocket for extending loans to students to help them through university. That was the accumulated total of repayment defaults in September 2005. But the government is right to shelve a plan fo ...

  5. Labour body to tackle non-payment of wages

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Labour Advisory Board will today discuss proposals to speed up the payment of back-wages, given that employers often ignore Labour Tribunal rulings. Ip Wai-ming, an employees' representative on the board, said the recent case of Sing Pa ...

  6. Protection plan for restaurant workers

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A demerit scheme similar to the one adopted by the Housing Authority should be applied to restaurant owners who abuse the insolvency fund, an Executive Council member suggested yesterday. Cheng Yiu-tong said such a scheme was needed, along with ...

  7. Restaurant staff demand lay-off pay

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Former workers of a closed restaurant protested last night outside another restaurant owned by their former employer, claiming they were owed about $600,000 in unpaid wages and severance pay. The former employees of the Lung Mun Restaurant in ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong workers face positive yet cautious job outlook in fourth quarter

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com While some employers plan to increase staff levels, others are taking a cautious approach amid concern over the Europe debt crisis Mixed messages for job ... operations. "The employers are concerned about how the Europe debt crisis will develop." Those in the finance, insurance and real estate sectors, and also the wholesale and retail areas plan ...

  9. New Products

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

    ... CMG Asia has launched the Rainbow Retirement pension plan based on a family of 12 bond, equity and money-market funds with a minimum monthly contribution of US$50. Customers joining the scheme by January 28 will receive a 5 per cent bonus on all paid regu ...

  10. Retailer's staff to protest at share listing

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unionists and staff of South Korea's biggest fashion retailer, E-Land World, will protest in Hong Kong next week against the listing on the city's stock exchange of its mainland arm, E-Land Fashion China. They say the parent company has big debts and exploits workers. Kim Seok-won, a workers' representative, said it had laid off casual workers to avoid putting ...




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