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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    50 Chinese arrested in the Philippines for working illegally

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:02am by Raissa Robles, Minnie Chan

    ... people from the mainland are to be charged with working illegally in the Philippines after they were arrested in a series of raids. A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Immigration, Elaine Tan, said that the suspects had been working on tourist visas. The mainlanders were arrested on Tuesday in three separate raids conducted by the bureau in and around the capital, Manila. Twenty-nine Chinese nationals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577931/chinese-workers-held-philippines
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... the Civil Service Bureau. Proposed raises for employees in the middle and upper salary bands remain at 4.7 per cent and 5.96 per cent, respectively. The adjustment for those in the lowest salary ... on the lowest pay. A bureau spokesman said the Chief Executive in Council decided on the revision after taking into account six factors under an established pay-adjustment mechanism. All four central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529516/thumbs-new-pay-offer-civil-servants
  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... environment. The administration doesn’t interfere too much in the legal system. The case [did not face] interference from the local government.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529922/shock-decision-xiamen-labour-panel-punishes-foreign-run-company-dispute
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... Bureau says in a paper to the Legislative Council's manpower panel. Its figures also show a big mismatch between the job skills required and people's levels of education. Based ... ways to encourage women or retirees to join the workforce. The bureau predicts the city will need almost 3.8 million workers by 2022 but there will be only about 3.67 million available. Its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515906/hong-kong-be-118000-workers-short-2022-government-forecasts
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil service union calls for pay rise to match inflation

    Posted May 16th 2014, 07:54pm by Tony Cheung

    ... excluding annual increments, for the public sector. It is only one of six factors in adjusting the salaries. The Civil Service Bureau said changes in the cost of living, morale, economic conditions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513595/civil-service-union-calls-pay-rise-match-inflation
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Extending Hong Kong officials' retirement age to 65 should be phased in, says expert

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:13am by Olga Wong

    ... agrees with the Civil Service Bureau’s proposal earlier this month to implement the measure as soon as possible, saying it will help tackle the problem of an ageing population in Hong Kong. The bureau on April 3 floated the idea of postponing the retirement age of new recruits in the civil service to 65, and those working in the disciplined services to 57. “Simply increasing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498972/move-extend-retirement-age-65-should-be-phased-says-singapore-expert
  7. News - World - LABOUR

    Fast-food workers in global protest to demand higher pay, and union rights

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:46pm by BLOOM

    ... workers in the US make about US$9 an hour, or US$18,880 a year, if they work full-time, according to data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics. The federal minimum wage is US$7.25. Increasing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513675/fast-food-workers-global-protest-demand-higher-pay-and-union-rights
  8. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... figures A senior official of the National Bureau of Statistics said the employment situation on the mainland remained sound after the economy lost more steam in the first quarter. "We feel that the job situation was stable and showed a positive trend," National Bureau of Statistics spokesman Sheng Laiyun told a press conference, suggesting no imminent worries about jobs even though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1484957/hard-work-see-through-opaque-job-figures
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong civil servants disappointed at 'stingy' wage rise

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Service Bureau has submitted a proposal to the Executive Council that would see the city's 170,000 civil servants get a pay rise that is lower than the inflation rate, even though ... bureau's proposal to Exco called for civil servants in the lower and middle salary bands to get an increase of 3.92 per cent, and those in the upper salary bands would get a 2.55 per cent rise. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253547/disappointment-stingy-wage-rise
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Phila Siu

    ... Under the initiative, the Development Bureau identified 26 jobs in the construction industry, such as bar-bending and formwork staff, which are facing a serious manpower shortage. If contractors working on public projects want to import workers from the 26 job types, they can contact a new task force under the bureau. The task force will then advise them on whether their applications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457988/new-task-force-makes-it-faster-hire-foreign-workers

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