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  1. Panel supports 70pc pay rise for lawmakers... in the next Legco

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Incumbent lawmakers are unlikely to benefit from a proposal to raise legislators' salaries by 70 per cent, even if the big increase is endorsed by the chief executive and Executive Council. Patrick Lau Sau-shing, chairman of the Legislativ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559669/panel-supports-70pc-pay-rise-lawmakers-next-legco
  2. 15pc of case workers depressed, survey finds

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Fifteen per cent of social workers have symptoms of major depression, a survey has found. More than 330 social workers responded to the survey on emotional health conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University from June to September. About 20 per cent reported insufficient sleep and excessive workloads. Social welfare lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700563/15pc-case-workers-depressed-survey-finds
  3. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and efficiency.' Wong said job reductions, some of which would come through attrition, were being made in Hong Kong because HSBC wanted the bank's regional office to become much more efficient. ... it was not that surprising. But Tse said while HSBC's Hong Kong operations already had impressive cost-efficiency ratios of 43.2 per cent, the bank could save more by moving back offices to the mainland. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978390/hsbc-axe-3000-hong-kong-jobs
  4. Rights group calls off protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vigil will be held there at 7.30pm to call for democracy in Hong Kong. Spokesman Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong said although the efforts of the 500,000 protesters last Tuesday had paid off, there were ... , to fight for a system that allows them to elect their own chief executive and Legco members. So, the vigil will go ahead at 7.30pm,' he said. Democrat legislator and president of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421017/rights-group-calls-protest
  5. Hong Kong would grind to standstill without hard-working helpers

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Prakash Mahbubani's letter ('Give helpers minimum wage, but make them pay their own bills', January 17). He makes it quite clear he thinks that helpers are overpaid since their wages cover their accommodation and transport home a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704492/hong-kong-would-grind-standstill-without-hard-working-helpers
  6. The winners and losers in Hong Kong's age divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong Island will be the greyest, while new towns will be the most youthful. The workforce will have shrunk and some of us will have to work longer. Sai Kung, Yuen Long ... there is no mandatory retirement age in Hong Kong, most employers take their lead from the government and require staff to retire at 60. According to the projection, the population is expected to increase from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702413/winners-and-losers-hong-kongs-age-divide
  7. Low employment rate not necessarily good news for Hong Kong's future

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the latter. Therefore, even if Hong Kong's economy begins to stagnate, which implies a halt in the creation of job vacancies (meaning a constant total employment figure), the unemployment rate ... the sustainability of the Hong Kong economy has caught the government's attention, and hence measures such as encouraging couples to have babies and importing workers have been implemented to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621169/low-employment-rate-not-necessarily-good-news-hong-kongs-future
  8. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital, is a vice-chairman of the city's largest union, the Federation of Trade Unions. He is also a founding member and the vice-chairman of the nine-year-old Hong Kong Public Hospitals, ... in Hong Kong faced a lot of pressing conditions. 'Long working hours is the most serious problem. The Hospital Authority doctors' fight a few months ago for a reduction of working hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661660/hong-kong-faces
  9. Protests as clock starts ticking in Hong Kong

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

    ... Chester Yung While Hong Kong's top officials kicked off the one-year countdown to the Beijing Games at a ceremony in the city last night, protesters used the occasion to call ... last night at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui. Earlier 20 protesters carrying two of the 'Fuwa' Games mascots demonstrated outside the International Olympic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603558/protests-clock-starts-ticking-hong-kong
  10. Hong Kong still has trouble attracting talent, says panel

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... pointed out that Hong Kong should learn from Singapore,' said government economist Kwok Kwok-chuen. Singapore offers foreigners a temporary employment pass, allowing the holder to work ... and mirror comments by former Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce chairman David Eldon. He is a staunch supporter of introducing a similar employment scheme, arguing it will significantly enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595087/hong-kong-still-has-trouble-attracting-talent-says-panel

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