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  1. Dead men walking at work every day

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in work-related accidents every day, statistics from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) show. Figures released last Wednesday to mark the organisation's third World Day for Safety and Health ...

  2. The greying of Asia

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Two developments this week highlight how populations in key Asia-Pacific countries are becoming older, and the challenges accompanying this trend. Indeed, it could be the most acute economic problem facing the region. In Japan on Monday ...

  3. Turbulence ahead

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... if not confrontational- and the government justified its decision by saying that 'we cannot allow confrontational industrial relations to add to the problems of SIA, Changi Airport and our travel industry. ...

  4. Relatives hit out over injured sushi workers

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Relatives of two trainees injured in a Wan Chai sushi bar have expressed concern at the pair being made to clean toilets instead of learning cooking skills. The pair were ... condition in Ruttonjee Hospital last night, while his workmate, aged 23, was reported to be in stable condition. A relative of one of the injured said they went to the sushi bar as trainees. ...

  5. Sars, bird flu to be classed work-related infections

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would simplify the procedures for claiming compensation relating to the two diseases. 'Otherwise, the plaintiff will have to prove the connection and this is difficult for laymen ...

  6. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The fierce debate over how high to set the city's first minimum wage will bring protesters onto the streets in record numbers for the annual Labour Day march, unionists believe. 'After years of hard work, finally we will have a minimum wage. We ...

  7. Bar benders inspired push for pay rises

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Wage win over employers has encouraged others to act Having won a marathon battle for better pay last year, bar benders have flexed their muscles again and won a fresh pay rise, which takes effect next week. Not only that, they believe their vic ...

  8. Unconscionable to set minimum wage too low

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Following passage of the minimum wage law, debate is now focused on reaching an agreement on the initial level. The labour side favours an hourly rate of HK$33 while most employers have agreed on HK$28 - a slight improvement from the abysmal HK$20 put for ...

  9. Work experience is crucial

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Work experience not only makes your resume more impressive; it also helps you gain the skills you need for the future. It doesn't matter whether you gain work experience through part-time jobs or internships. You should consider short-term jobs even if they're not directly related to a career path you want to take. What's more, such jobs are a good way to earn ...

  10. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... vice-chairman of the council's publicity and community relations committee, said the contract with the agency should specify when the maid would start work, any compensation mechanism, and details ...




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