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  1. Bottom line on labour shortages is in pay packets

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... bureau found a labour shortage of about 10 per cent in the Pearl River Delta and in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, but not in the rival Yangtze River Delta. Most firms in the Pearl River Delta- mainly invested with Taiwan and Hong Kong capital- use the minimum wage as their base, while those in the Yangtze River Delta- especially European and North American companies- pay substantially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494485/bottom-line-labour-shortages-pay-packets
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... involves some 4,400 attendants and about HK$100 million, the Cathay flight attendants' union said. Cathay lawyers argued that duty-free sales commissions, line-duty and ground-duty allowances - which attendants earn in the air and waiting for flights - are variables and should be excluded from the calculation. The dispute stems from claims lodged in the Labour Tribunal about four years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031043/top-court-hears-cathay-dispute-over-attendants-holiday-pay
  3. Airlines drop threat to punish staff who fail to learn company mantra

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... appears to have been quietly dropped. None of the airlines' employees have been subjected to threatened spot checks to see if they have learned the 10-line creed, or apophthegm, and a memo ... which includes lines such as 'Perseverance is the rule to sturdy progress', 'Diligence leads research to accession of knowledge', 'Careful recipe is the best medicine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684391/airlines-drop-threat-punish-staff-who-fail-learn-company-mantra
  4. Low wages ensure mainland keeps competitive edge on labour

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pressure in China's export powerhouses is long overdue. Until about a year ago, the base salary for an assembly-line worker in the Pearl River Delta had not increased for a decade. According ... Neil Gough SEVERAL SHORTAGES POSE serious threats to China's competitiveness; a lack of cheap labour is not one of them. While disappearing supplies of water, land and clean air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546559/low-wages-ensure-mainland-keeps-competitive-edge-labour
  5. ATV aims to find balance between public and private

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the interests of the public and the privacy of individuals. GILBERT AU, public relations manager, ATV Canyons of foul air The acting director of administration, Susan Mak Lok Suet-ling, assured us ... a building 20 metres high will create what is considered a 'deep canyon', trapping air pollution and blocking wind flow. I cannot imagine the number of 'deep canyons' we already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542601/atv-aims-find-balance-between-public-and-private
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993537/cathay-wins-last-chance-appeal-wage-dispute
  7. Delta factory owners brace for minimum wage rise of up to 16pc

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong exporters are bracing for a rise in Guangzhou's minimum wage, with factory owners in the Pearl River Delta saying there is growing speculation it will be raised to as high as 1,000 yuan (HK$1,135) a month, up from 860 yuan. A rise of that magnitude- 16 per cent- would align Guangzhou's minimum pay with that of Shenzhen, which has among the highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702721/delta-factory-owners-brace-minimum-wage-rise-16pc
  8. Blame the bottom line, not a bronze lion

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu HSBC's controversial decision to cut 3,000 jobs in Hong Kong has led to strong criticism from unionists and lawmakers. Investors, however, seem to be happy with the move. It is a simple fact that what often makes shareholders happy has the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978890/blame-bottom-line-not-bronze-lion
  9. Labour shortage threatens delta factories' future

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... planted our roots in the Pearl River Delta. We can't just uproot,' he said. He pins his hopes on the fact that foreign buyers have been burned by shoddy products from mainland companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536697/labour-shortage-threatens-delta-factories-future
  10. News - Hong Kong

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

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

    ... the Court of Final Appeal ruled. Those include commissions on duty-free sales, and allowances for line duty and ground duty, which attendants earn in the air and while waiting for flights. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048065/cathay-pacific-loses-two-long-running-pay-disagreements-one-day

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