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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... 2.38 per cent and 7 per cent next year and that pay would go up for most employees by more than 4.75 per cent. The average rate of salary increase for all MTR staff worked out to 5.25 per cent, ... because the salaries were not attractive, he added. The MTR said it had studied salary increase rates in 29 companies that were considered "good employers" before it set its own rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550590/mtr-staff-launch-protest-against-disappointing-pay-rise
  2. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... with employers before taking industrial action," said Zeng Feiyang, director of the Guangdong Panyu Migrant Worker Centre in Guangzhou. "It would lower the rate of strikes and [be] win-win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Domestic helpers forced to pay agencies '20 times legal rate'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Helpers pay '20 times' legal rate to agencies Nearly half of foreign domestic helpers have paid their job agencies more than Hong Kong laws allow, in some cases overpaying by more than 20 times the standard rate, a study shows. And more than a fifth of employers find their workers do not meet promised levels of experience and language ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466506/foreign-helpers-paid-agencies-more-20-times-legal-rate-study-shows
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    High-salary civil servants union rejects 5.96 per cent pay study proposal

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam

    ... rate. The Chinese Civil Servants' Association, which represents senior public servants, also endorsed the report. "But we hope the methodology of the study can be improved so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519127/high-salary-civil-servants-union-rejects-596-cent-pay-study-proposal
  5. News - World - LABOUR

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

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

    ... largest restaurant chain, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on the strike. Franchise owners at Domino's set their own wage rates, spokesman Tim McIntyre said. Fast-food ...

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

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

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

    ... Keqiang has made it clear that the GDP growth rate is secondary to efforts to ensure stable job creation. He said last year the economy needed 10 million new jobs a year. China has lacked sound ... development and even test the stability of the political regime. In developed nations, the jobless rate is a reliable gauge for the market. Understanding China's job situation requires a wider ...

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

    Kwai Tsing dock workers set to win pay rise, says union

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... the size of any increase with its contractors soon and listen to the views of workers. "The rate of increase will at least match the rate of inflation," he said, adding that "any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467689/kwai-tsing-dock-workers-set-win-pay-rise-says-union
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Port operator's pay guarantee to dockers

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Company to ensure subcontractors cough up more than inflation rate of 4.3 per cent- as union says strike deal promised double digits Port operator's pay guarantee to dockers The city's largest port operator announced yesterday it would guarantee all dockers hired by subcontractors would get a pay rise higher than the inflation rate in the wake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450202/port-operators-pay-guarantee-dockers
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... the inflation rate. But one contractor promised last year to increase pay by just 9.8 per cent this year, Ho said. Taking inflation into account, the pay rise this year should be 14 per cent – which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456810/dock-strike-few-changes-year-after-longest-walkout-hong-kongs-history
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Locusts is a term used by critics to attack mainland migrants and visitors. Sze cited government research that showed the employment rate among recent migrants went up from 44.2 per cent in 2001 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429137/migrant-women-untapped-labour-pool

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