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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock workers' labour dispute cuts port cargo 'in half'

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Vessels are skipping Hong Kong altogether or dropping part of their load elsewhere before arriving at the terminal, industry insiders say Strike cuts cargo volume in half The volume of cargo handled by port operator Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) has halved in the 12 days since dockers walked off the job, as more vessels turn to other ports, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210234/dockers-strike-cuts-port-cargo-half
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pictures: First domestic workers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong amid concerns of abuse

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:09am

    ... that will take half their salaries for the first year. For many of the 19 domestic workers from the former closed state, it was the first time they had set foot outside their country. "I wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433980/pictures-first-domestic-workers-myanmar-arrive-hong-kong-amid

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