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  1. Delay to ESF pay and benefits review

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Teachers must wait over the holidays for recommendations The English Schools Foundation has called for more time to complete its review of staff pay and benefits. ... on ESF finances found the average remuneration of the foundation's teachers to be $947,400, more than $130,000 above that of the highest-paying international school. The figures were ...

  2. ESF raises school fees by up to 7pc

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... Liz Heron and Will Clem Foundation refuses to rule out further increases after surprise announcement The English Schools Foundation has declined to rule out further fee increases after ... at its 11 primary schools to $58,100, from August. The foundation's third annual fee rise since 2005, it brings the total increase over three years to 22.8 per cent for primary schools ...

  3. ESF teachers boycott after-hours work in pay dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Teachers in English Schools Foundation schools have voted to halt all evening extra-curricular activities and overnight trips amid their dispute over pay and conditions. The ESF ... of extra-curricular activities and overseas trips for both study and sports offered by the 16 ESF schools is seen as one of their biggest draws for parents. The move comes just two days after the foundation ...

  4. 'Bullish' teachers vote to reject ESF pay cut

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The teachers' union of the English Schools Foundation has voted to reject proposals for a 10 per cent cut in staff costs. The Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools held its annual general meeting on Thursday, attended by more than 200 members, according to chairman Julian Harniess. He said teachers voted to reject management's proposals ...

  5. Result of ESF ballot on union action expected Monday

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier English Schools Foundation teachers have voted on whether to lift union action that has hit extra-curricular activities since March. Management and union representatives met on Monday to thrash out a compromise, which was put to members of the Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools later in the week. Results of the ballot are expected ...

  6. Based on merit

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and teacher assistants at the English Schools Foundation and local schools. Not only have many been hired without prejudice for their qualifications in the education sector, but so have a number ... presented around the cases of Rose Yuen Sze-man and Vijay Samtani. A male of Indian origin, I was employed eight years ago by a local subsidised school, which took me in with open arms, and I have ...

  7. Real-world dangers for school leavers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year's gloomy job prospects can create a precarious situation for the young job seeker. School leavers who are desperate for employment could be vulnerable to a variety of scams. ... today' you should become highly suspicious. 'School leavers and summer job seekers should beware of dubious recruitment advertise ments, especially for highly paid positions requiring barely ...

  8. Caution needed to solve teaching problem

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many long-serving teachers have been made redundant because their schools have to cut classes due to falling enrolment. They deserve sympathy. Efforts must be made to help the good ... It must be said, however, that the arrangements for helping these teachers were too generous to old-timers. Until last year, schools were required to follow the 'last to join, first ...

  9. Improving job market puts the focus back on poor English

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Business groups and executives are concerned that Hong Kong workers are falling behind in their English language skills. As the job market heats up and competition for workers intensifies, recruiting firms and business associations say that if large companies cannot find locally educated workers with the adequate English-language skills, they will look to overseas workers. ...

  10. It's about more than housing allowances

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is it that the housing allowance for NETs (native English-speaking teachers) attracts so much attention when there are so many other inequities in the Hong Kong education system? ... scale because there are not enough GM (graduate master/mistress) places to go around; the extra benefits that teachers at government schools receive; the higher salary at ESF schools ...




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