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  1. Poverty commission urges help for jobless

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... shop' for job seekers and better co-ordination on existing services. The Commission on Poverty also suggested relaxing the asset limit for elderly people applying for welfare and setting up ... Tang Ying-yen said the commission, which he chaired, had laid a good foundation for the next government to follow up. 'This report does not mark the end of the commission's work. ...

  2. Ruling on workers' commissions takes effect

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An amendment to the Employment Ordinance requiring that workers' commission payments be included in the calculation of sick leave and holiday pay took effect yesterday. ... The city's two biggest property agencies, Centaline and Midland Holdings, which employ more than 6,000 agents whose earnings are made mostly from commissions, said they had no plan to require staff ...

  3. Commission sought to tackle poverty

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A minimum wage and old-age pension are essential, say academics and NGOs A high-level commission is needed to map out long-term policies to end poverty, academics and NGOs yesterday told legislators who passed a motion supporting their call. Mak Kim-ho, of Oxfam Hong Kong, said: 'A poverty commission does not mean we are going to redistribute wealth. We need ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed the subject should be made compulsory following a three-year preparation period. The Education Bureau said the requests "require tracing back various sets of records" so the information ...

  5. No pay for two years, and maid is still waiting

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... counterparts and are generally younger and less educated. As a result, they are more prone to exploitation, the commission says. Law Pui-shan, the commission's policy research officer, said some ... to exploitation of Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong, the Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs says. In a survey it found that 70 per cent of the workers were underpaid, 67 per cent had personal ...

  6. Legislator denies he made strike remark

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Liz Gooch Legislator Cheung Man-kwong yesterday denied telling education minister Arthur Li Kwok-cheung that he had once organised a hunger strike for redundant teachers to boost his popularity ahead of the Legislative Council election. He was responding to Professor Li's earlier testimony to the commission of inquiry into alleged government interference ...

  7. Education should meet needs of job market: delegate

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A major problem with education on the mainland is that the system is not churning out graduates the job market needs, education experts have told CPPCC meetings. 'Employment - and the environment - are the two biggest problems China faces,' said CPPCC member Zhang Baoqing , a former vice-minister of education. '[Employment] has already become a social problem.' ...

  8. Education chief says old teachers should step aside

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Fanny Law's suggestion is attacked as an insult to the profession The education chief triggered another controversy yesterday by calling on veteran teachers to consider ... Chiu-fun, the Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, during an interview on Commercial Radio's Beautiful Sunday. 'Long-serving teachers can consider early retirement, which helps ...

  9. Education and careers expo

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arm yourself with information at the Education & Careers Expo 2004, which takes place from tomorrow until Sunday in Hall 5 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. Organised by the Labour Department and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the exhibition provides the most updated career and education information for young people. It includes careers ...

  10. Leisure and educational activities help employees strike the right balance

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... are a library, online courses, and financial support for employees taking outside courses under a continuing education programme. Senior employees are often sent overseas to complete further studies ...




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