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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dockers lukewarm on HIT pay offer: union

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Phila Siu

    ... only half of the workers had accepted the plan. "We will not rule out the possibility of taking industrial action," said Ho, organiser of last year's 40-day strike, during which ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses cautious on pay rises- except for those in the finance industry

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Most workers can expect about 4.4 per cent, study finds, but some industries will do better Bosses cautious on pay rises- except in finance Employers remain conservative about pay rises for next year, with increases of about 4.4 per cent predicted, similar to those granted this year, according to a new survey. Financial companies ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong artist standing up for security guards

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of cleaners at many malls would also work to their advantage, he added. But a unionist cautioned against oversimplifying the needs of a co-operative. Such a set-up might require external financial ... An industry practice required cleaning contractors to pay a deposit equivalent to one month's service fee to each new customer, Sze noted. That should not be an "insurmountable" ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and the government were inventing a labour shortage in the construction industry as a “smokescreen” to import labour and push down wages in the market. The unions argue that companies can easily hire from ... It is a smokescreen Chung Ling-so, union leader “We have more than 80 per cent turnover in some areas of our industry,” said Construction Site Workers General Union vice-chairman Chung Ling-so. “The ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Port operator's pay guarantee to dockers

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

    ... strike. "If what they said really comes true, it's good news for subcontractors' employees," said Chan Woon-fai, finance officer of the Docks and Ports Industries Union. ...

  7. 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

    ... cent in 2012 and 4.5 per cent in 2013- have left security guards effectively earning less than they were two years ago. In a survey of 300 security guards employed by two of the industry ...

  8. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    More vocal Chinese workers give foreign investors pause

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:53am by George Chen

    ... multimillion-dollar deals in the world's second-biggest economy even after the buyer and the seller have signed an acquisition accord was the failure late last year of Charoen Pokphand, the industrial ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Shipping industry hit hard by dock strike

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... maritime industry While the dockers strike is costing Hongkong International Terminals a reported HK$5 million a day, the actual cost of the dispute is costing the maritime and logistics industry ... month. Lee said: "We are urging all interested parties to sit down and resolve the issue to minimise the impact on the industry, make Hong Kong more competitive and not hit the 200,000 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Industry leaders warn of serious manpower shortage in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 06:36am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com City's workforce problem more serious than the government thinks, say representatives of three key sectors already facing labour shortfalls Industry leaders fear manpower shortage crisis Hong Kong is facing a far greater manpower shortage than reflected in official projections, according to industry leaders, who fear that government policies ...




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