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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. Use empty schools at night to benefit the whole community

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... foundation subjects (for example, English, Chinese, computer studies and accounting) to help people who are poorly educated. Policies like this cannot bring about changes in the economy or reduce ... There are about 81 secondary and primary schools in Tuen Mun. Normally, they would be closed at 7pm. However, our schools offer abundant social resources to our community. We should make ...

  7. 900 English teachers denied pay rise

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 900 native-English-speaking teachers employed under NET schemes will get no pay rise in the new school year because of the poor economy. The Education Bureau told Legco yesterday a deal had been reached last month with the teachers' association, which said it was an unsuitable time to review pay. The NET teachers are paid on par with locals but get a monthly ...

  8. English standards decline, most in workplace agree

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... further study difficult. Seventy per cent of the 193 employers and 52 per cent of the 1,262 employees interviewed for the survey, commissioned by online language school Englishtown, agreed English ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong workers' English standards have declined in the past decade, a majority of employers and employees agree. They also agree poor English is bad for employer ...

  9. ESF set to 'terminate staff contracts'

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron All teachers and coaches in the sport and languages sections of the English Schools Foundation's commercial arm will have their contracts terminated prematurely, a spokesman ... and invited to apply for new posts. Peter Craughwell, the ESF's head of corporate communications, said the jobs of the 10 English language teachers on 40-hour contracts would be replaced by six ...

  10. Teachers see chaos in language choice

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan, Will Clem

    ... with a government consultation document that says schools should be allowed to choose English as the medium of instruction only when they had proved that a certain proportion of their students could learn ... cent of students who are less effective in learning English but are placed in English-medium schools,' he said. The union said the government should provide more resources ...




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