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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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 54 primary school teachers quit under retirement scheme

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Fifty-four government primary school teachers took advantage of the early retirement scheme in the 2004/05 school year. Only six had met the controversial Language Proficiency Requirement in English and none had met the requirement in Putonghua. In a written reply to Civic Party legislator Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, the Education and Manpower Bureau disclosed that 21 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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