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  1. 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

    ... and financial burden’ for SMEs Unmarried couples should not enjoy the same staff benefits as married people, as this would burden small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and go against traditional ... Commission. Nine SME groups, citing financial reasons and moral judgment, voiced opposition yesterday to the idea of employers granting the same medical, housing and other benefits to both married ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... months. John Henderson, Asia-Pacific chief financial officer at workplace provider Regus, said research showed that flexible working meant higher productivity and creativity. "People who ...

  3. 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

    ... by unionists for suggesting a level of HK$20 before the law was introduced, now wants the level to stay at HK$30. He said the catering industry did not lay off staff because operation costs increased, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cabin door open for more men to join Dragonair

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... for greater diversity- including men and Putonghua speakers. A "neutralisation of the job's nature" may have played a role in the industry's gradually diminishing gender gap ... assistant manager of corporate communications, Catherine Sin, said people used to think of it as an industry for women. "But nowadays, things are changing, and more men are entering ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

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

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

    ... is 44.3. The median figure for workers at Chinese restaurants was 58.2. Committee member Stanley Lau Chin-ho, chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said that as a member he ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young and old must work to bridge generation gap

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Phila Siu

    ... a manager of a financial company sat patiently in his office waiting for a second interview with a fresh university graduate. An interviewee showed up, but there was one problem: he wasn't ... by the younger generation that he had heard from his friends, including top executives working in a range of industries. "At first I found it hard to believe. But then I felt that [the young people] ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... the industry in order to make a living". "Now the present government is pushing forward many projects, but we do not have enough engineers," he said. Raymond Chan called for more ...

  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

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

    ... has seen a sharp downturn in foreign orders since the global financial crisis began in 2008. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), said the proposed ... that many say have hurt Guangdong's economy, and that it would advance labour rights throughout China. In the spring, as many as 40,000 workers laid down their tools at Yue Yuen Industrial ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... rise after its summer break, Lee said. In the previous financial year, the department hired 181 people from about 7,700 applicants for the assistant officer II position. It was criticised ...




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