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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Discrimination rife at work in Hong Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission finds in study

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... said it was on sexual grounds and 14 per cent on family grounds- such as mothers being asked about balancing work and childcare. Some 11 per cent felt discriminated against because they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585320/discrimination-rife-work-eoc-study-finds
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'They will be a burden': Business groups oppose work benefits for unmarried couples amid debate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:56pm by Amy Nip

    ... family values, businesses have told the equality watchdog. The topic is under debate during a public consultation on improving anti-discrimination laws, conducted by the Equal Opportunities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580027/business-groups-oppose-work-benefits-unmarried-couples-equality
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... as such expenses were transferred to customers. "The salaries of public estate tenants have already gone up sharply. The minimum wage is supposed to help the low-income families," he said. "It does not need to go up every year or every two years. Many low-income families are getting paid well above the minimum wage. The commission does not know economics. "How could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567259/3-rise-hks-minimum-wage-would-cost-hk14-billion-commission-told
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards in Hong Kong strike over influx of mainland tourists to pools and beaches

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:52pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit, Calivin Liu and Brian Yap

    ... and beaches was that some of them were unhygienic. Some mainland children would relieve themselves by the pool, he said. "Hong Kong families usually ask their children to go to the toilet first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566141/lifeguards-public-pools-and-beaches-hong-kong-strike-over-staff
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Introducing working hours law for Hong Kong ‘would face uphill battle’

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... sessions, Lau said he found some workers wanted standard working hours because they wanted more time with family. He therefore suggested introducing a law on maximum working hours instead, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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