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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. New holiday-pay deal confirms commissions as part of wages

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... commissions. Six labour representatives and three employer group leaders have agreed with a government proposal to calculate a worker's holiday pay based on the average daily wage- including commission- over the previous 12 months. Previously, it relied only on the previous month's earnings. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said he ...

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    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 ...

  6. Crackdown on devious contractors

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in response to recommendations by the ICAC. The measures include a cross-department database of contractors, the recording of key personnel in contracting firms and educating workers and government officials. They were recommended by the Independent Commission Against Corruption to toughen the response to wage-related offences by government contractors and any possible corruption by officials. ...

  7. Paperwork unrelated to job is stressing teachers, panel finds

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... and learning. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung announced the formation of the independent commission in January, a day after thousands of teachers and their families marched ... Agnes Lam Paperwork unrelated to teaching has been blamed for teachers' stress, a commission investigating the workloads and pressures on members of the profession has found. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Poverty panel full of hot air: lawmakers

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to accusations that workers are being exploited by contractors- education for the poor and a minimum wage. Mr Lee said the commission should have laid down policies to achieve in a specific time frame. ... Polly Hui The Poverty Commission is a talk shop that lacks goals and is withholding figures about the number of poor people in Hong Kong, lawmakers said yesterday. The criticism came ...

  10. 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 ...




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