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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    A law on standard working hours for Hong Kong would face uphill battle, consultation shows

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... of a committee gathering the public's views on a possible law to put in place standard working hours in Hong Kong say the attitudes of employers during a recent public-engagement exercise show how ... of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions. He said he was concerned that because so many people at the sessions loudly opposed standard working hours, the consultancy running the exercise might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Mainland engineers 'can help HK projects' Hong Kong can look across the border to find more engineers from 2016, if the relevant mainland ... member," Chan, who stepped down recently as president of the 31,500-member Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, said. The city needed up to 40 per cent more engineers than it now had, another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... in Hong Kong nowadays," said Lee, who famously ordered the playing of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to drown out protesters outside the 1997 handover ceremony. He believed relations between ... come as police bosses strive for unity in the force amid growing controversy over the role of police during pro-democracy protests, including the July 1 march and the planned Occupy Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556677/police-rehiring-plan-may-derail-talks-raising-retirement-age-unions
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government sees 118,000 jobs with no one to fill them by 2022, and a big educational mismatch Huge rise in shortfall of workers predicted Hong Kong will see its shortage of workers skyrocket to nearly 118,000 in 2022, the latest government projection shows. That's up from its forecast two years ago of a shortage of 14,000 workers by 2018. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515906/hong-kong-be-118000-workers-short-2022-government-forecasts
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms, mainland police 'in cahoots'

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... police 'in cahoots' Mainland police shield and side with Hong Kong companies in labour disputes, sometimes resorting to violence to quell strikes, a grouping of unions says. In 12 of 15 known walkouts, the Hong Kong-funded or Hong Kong-registered public companies- some with political connections- called in police to resolve the stalemate, the Confederation of Trade Unions said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506824/hong-kong-firms-mainland-police-cahoots
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Correctional services is hiring again to replace retiring staff- and it will speed up the process Wanted: 240 new prison guards to learn the ropes The Correctional Services Department is hiring for the third time in two ye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555655/wanted-240-new-prison-guards-older-ones-retire
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... that real pay rose by just 1 per cent. "Workers in Hong Kong are having a terrible time," Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said. "Every time the city goes through a financial ... elsewhere fall to help economies adjust to external competitive pressures, wages are the primary way in which Hong Kong's price levels adjust to help the city stay competitive. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501169/real-pay-marching-backwards-many-workers-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Extending Hong Kong officials' retirement age to 65 should be phased in, says expert

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:13am by Olga Wong

    ... to extend retirement age 'short-sighted' Hong Kong should extend the retirement age to 65 in stages instead of introducing the change in one go in order to ease the financial burden ... ensure Hong Kong had enough time to adjust, evening out the budgetary burden over a period of time. To be effective Cheung said the initiative should entail three measures – assessing the impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498972/move-extend-retirement-age-65-should-be-phased-says-singapore-expert
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... she said. Two other unions- the MTR Staff General Association and Hong Kong Railway Management Professionals Union- said they were also disappointed but would consult its members before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550590/mtr-staff-launch-protest-against-disappointing-pay-rise
  10. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... impact on over 30 million migrant workers in Guangdong. If this gets passed, the rest of the nation is likely to follow," says Professor Pun Ngai, a labour rights expert at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. But the proposal's passage is far from assured. Hong Kong industrialists bitterly oppose it, saying their businesses are already struggling to survive in Guangdong, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china

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