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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Study finds public favours workplaces friendly to women, families

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Residents also back initiatives for female workers, but are divided on foreigners Workplaces friendly to families are favoured More family-friendly workplaces ... the government-provided child care services had little more than 1,000 places available. By contrast, in Western countries more than half of families with newborn babies made use of government child care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1497921/study-finds-public-favours-workplaces-friendly-women-families
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Minimum wage has had minimum effect for working families, Oxfam says

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Oxfam report says the wage floor has failed to lift working families out of poverty, as the city gets ready for HK$2 increase to HK$30 tomorrow Minimum wage, minimum effect The minimum wage has failed to lift working families out of poverty, according to an Oxfam report. Based on figures from the Census and Statistics Department, the report said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226170/minimum-wage-has-had-minimum-effect-working-families-oxfam-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong security guards earning 'less than 2012' due to inflation, says union

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... major companies conducted in January and February, over 40 per cent said their income failed to meet their basic family expenses. Ms Ho, a security guard who earns HK$7,440 a month, said travel ... inflation was taken into account, the average monthly expenditure necessary for a three-member family today would be around HK$11,711. As an average of 1.58 people from three-member families work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1445592/hong-kong-security-guards-earning-less-2012-due-inflation-says-union
  4. News - World - LABOUR

    Helpers in Qatar face slave-like conditions, seek protection

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... situation of their families and communities in their home countries." The Philippines-based OFW [Overseas Foreign Workers] Watch, which supports Filipino migrant workers, said physical abuse, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1436545/helpers-qatar-treated-slaves
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pictures: First domestic workers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong amid concerns of abuse

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:09am

    ... to come here because I need money for my family. I made US$150 (HK$1,150) a month at home in a hotel as a receptionist," Thida Soe, 38, said at the airport. They arrived amid questions over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433980/pictures-first-domestic-workers-myanmar-arrive-hong-kong-amid
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong urged to sign UN treaty on protection of domestic helpers

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... benefits to the families of employers and workers, and their communities and societies." The Asia-Pacific region employs more domestic workers than any other part of the world, with 21.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428675/hong-kong-urged-sign-un-treaty-protection-domestic-helpers
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Protesters march against maids' live-in rule

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by DANNY LEE

    ... on migrants' rights, said on Wednesday: "Those in the most precarious situation are those who live within the family home, because no one knows what's happening inside the family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412043/protesters-march-against-maids-live-rule
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Would-be helpers from Bangladesh scared off by abuse fears

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:45pm by DANNY LEE

    ... the needs of Hong Kong families. Employment agencies expected 5,000 Bangladeshis to arrive in the first year. But Bangladeshi Consul General Mohammad Sarwar Mahmood said some 20 per cent of recruits ... hard because of "too much pressure" from employers. "They have already proved to be a failure because families in Hong Kong have difficulties in getting used to Bangladeshi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415350/would-be-helpers-bangladesh-scared-abuse-fears
  9. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Fifa asked to act after 185 Nepalis die building Qatar World Cup stadiums

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by GDN

    ... yet to emerge. Pravasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, a Nepalese organisation working with the families of dead workers to repatriate their bodies and campaign for adequate compensation from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1413716/fifa-asked-act-after-185-nepalis-die-building-qatar-world-cup-stadiums
  10. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Nepalis apply to work overseas in record numbers despite risk of abuse

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 11:49pm by GDN

    ... Devraj Dahal, 36, was about to return to Qatar after a short holiday with his family. He works in a factory for a basic salary of 700 rials (HK$1,490) a month but with overtime he can earn more ... but they return it when I want to come home … Everyone at home says don't go, but I have to go to cover my family's expenses and save something for our future." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1393465/nepalis-apply-work-overseas-record-numbers-despite-risk-abuse

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