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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. A better life for every senior citizen

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Since the introduction of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system in December 2000, critics have never stopped complaining about its inadequacies. It will take decades before the scheme begins to bear fruit for its contributors. As only those ...

  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. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Tougher penalities imposed for wage-related offences

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from one year to three years. Hong Kong, with its relatively-free labour market, has a long history of wage-related offences. Workers' groups and unions have frequently complained about ...

  8. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sector was remarkably buoyant relative to recent quarters. On balance, 17 per cent of respondents said they planned to hire in the coming months, with new positions to be introduced across ... turnaround, reporting a year-on-year increase in net employment outlook - the only sector to do so - of 3 percentage points. Combined with the need for hotel staff, IPO-related openings for lawyers ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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