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  1. Caseloads surge as labourers air gripes

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... cent of the cases were brought in the major Pearl River Delta manufacturing hubs of Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Foshan and Huizhou. The provincial Department of Labour and Social ... to their employees,' he said. An acute labour shortage has forced Guangdong to deal with the rights of migrant workers. Shenzhen has raised its minimum wage to 1,000 yuan a month from July 1, and other delta ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - TRUE CRIME

    Daughter's difficult quest to expose a family secret

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID WILSON

    ... DAVID WILSON Death in the Delta by Molly Walling University Press of Mississippi True crime Death in the Delta by Molly Walling University Press of Mississippi Three and a half stars David Wilson David Wilson The author's father had a severe split personality. On one hand, he was a second world war US air force hero who evolved into a small-town newspaper editor- "a ...

  3. Partial win for Cathay attendants on appeal

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... holiday pay, in a decision partially welcomed by their union. In a judgment handed down yesterday, the court said that line-duty allowance and ground-duty allowance- payments attendants receive for time in the air and waiting for flights- as well as commissions they earned from selling duty-free goods should be included in the holiday-pay calculations. 'We think in those respects ...

  4. Cathay and attendants battle over holiday pay

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ka-kwong ruled in January that the company, when calculating holiday pay, was required to include line-duty and ground-duty allowances, which flight attendants are paid on top of their normal ...

  5. Kelon scandal puts Deloitte in legal firing line

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... is unprecedented. It shows the law in China is getting more in line with international standards. It will improve corporate governance and professional liability in China,' said Andrew Lam Ping-cheung, ... and Shenzhen-listed Kelon, according to mainland reports. Deloitte was the auditor of Kelon, one of China's biggest makers of refrigerators and air-conditioners, for three years before resigning last ...

  6. Delegates call for care in tycoon's death row case

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com At least a dozen delegates at the nation's top legislature have aired concerns publicly in the past week over the death sentence handed down to Zhejiang ... to half of the 770 million yuan before she was arrested, and while in jail she gave up names of officials she bribed. The law, they say, is also unclear, creating a dangerously fine line between ...

  7. Cathay can appeal against pay ruling that could cost HK$100m

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On January 12, the tribunal decided that the airline had to include line-duty and ground-duty allowances in the attendants' holiday pay. Those allowances were paid on top of their normal salary ...

  8. Cathay wins last chance to appeal in wage dispute

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Instance and the Court of Appeal, had ruled that allowances for line duty, ground duty and sales of duty-free goods abroad should be paid by the airline. But the courts said outport allowance ...

  9. Holding Gu Kailai trial in Anhui is in line with policy for major cases

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The decision to hear the case against Gu Kailai more than 1,000 kilometres from Chongqing, where her husband Bo Xilai was once party boss, fits with Beijing's preference in recent years to try senior officials fa ...

  10. Villagers' protest crossed the line

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is a clear line between the right to protest and obstruction of the law. Villagers in Yuen Long violated it on Monday while protecting illegal structures in a rural leader's commercial recreation park in the Tai Tong Lychee Valley, part of which is illegally on government land. As a result land officers and workers sent to remove them left without doing so. Thankfully, ...




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