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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    Workers for Taiwan firm that supplies Apple end strike over cuts to bonus

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:28pm by He Huifeng, Lawrence Chung

    ... difficulties the company faced, an executive said. Wintek reported a loss of more than NT$10 billion (HK$2.58 billion) last year, and NT$3 billion in the first half of this year. Most of the 10,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590104/16000-chinese-factory-workers-strike-after-receiving-banana-and-chicken
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards strike and swim in protest over pay and conditions

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Pools and beaches shut down as a third of city's lifesavers walk off the job over staffing and pay Lifeguards strike makes waves Just over half of the city's 81 public swimming pools and beaches were closed or without sufficient safety staff yesterday as hundreds of lifeguards went on strike over what they said were inadequate staffing levels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588859/lifeguards-strike-and-swim-protest-over-pay-and-conditions
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Almost 50 per cent of employers will increase headcount, survey reveals Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year Almost half of Hong Kong's employers plan to recruit more staff in the second half of this year, according to a survey, the strongest hiring trend since late 2011. The poll reflected growing confidence among the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  4. LABOUR

    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... factory jobs in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, where they are paid more than the HK$4,010 a month they get in Hong Kong. There are about 320,000 helpers in the city. About half are from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570004/hk-faces-growing-helper-shortage-myanmar-and-bangladesh-workers-quit
  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

    ... Trades Union Council. Unions have been calling for a standard working week of 44 hours with wages of time-and-a-half for any hours worked in excess of this. But employers say it is not practical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  6. News - World - LABOUR

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

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

    ... outside Domino's Pizza in Times Square. A protest there drew about 200 people and lasted about half an hour. Workers chanted and marched before police asked them to move. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513675/fast-food-workers-global-protest-demand-higher-pay-and-union-rights
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Study finds public favours workplaces friendly to women, families

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

    ... 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
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Factory fire wounds refuse to heal

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:32am by MANDY ZUO

    ... heads before falling unconscious. Many of those upstairs jumped for their lives after firefighters cut through the window bars, she said. Later, her entire right foot and half of her left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501171/factory-fire-wounds-refuse-heal
  9. 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 ... level as for the second half of last year would receive the additional 4.1 per cent pay. HIT said most of the dockers who had not agreed to the proposal were away on holiday. It will hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482428/dockers-lukewarm-hit-pay-offer-union
  10. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... not used to thinking of China as a powerhouse in these areas." That change is already happening. More than half of China's US$4.2 trillion in trade last year involved significant value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1486330/chinese-graduates-deepen-hi-tech-inroads

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