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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

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

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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Employers shout down proponents of move at public consultation, showing strength of feeling Law on standard working hours faces uphill battle Members of a committee gathering the public's views on a possible law to put in place standard working hours in Hong Kong say the attitudes of employers during a recent public-engagement exercise show how ...

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

    Cabin door open for more men to join Dragonair

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

    ... as he waited to hear back about a job with the police force. Ultimately, he decided to remain at the airline because he felt the job was less personally confining and the hours were better. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563671/cabin-door-open-moremen-join-dragonair
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... civil disobedience campaign. Police management met representatives of the four police associations for two hours on Friday to discuss the hiring plan, under which former officers would sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556677/police-rehiring-plan-may-derail-talks-raising-retirement-age-unions
  4. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Samsung eyes reforms after its probe found a supplier hired child workers

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... an investigation by New York-based CLW found that Shinyang Electronics employed several children without labour contracts, working them 11 hours a day and only paying them for 10 of those hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554323/samsung-eyes-reforms-after-its-probe-found-supplier-hired-child
  5. News - China - LABOUR

    Student workers at Dongguan factory were under-age, state media claim

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Andrea Chen

    ... Nearly 200 underage workers hired by an electronics factory in Dongguan were reportedly sent home following an exposé by local media. They were working more than 11 hours a day for 8.50 yuan (HK$10.67) an hour and used fake identity documents to obtain the jobs, according to the Guangzhou Daily. A total of 192 "student workers" from Dongguan Gang Gu Electronic boarded buses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547020/student-workers-dongguan-factory-were-under-age-state-media-claim
  6. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

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

    ... work hours, rest days, workload, occupational safety, health and legal protections- provided that one third of employees submitted a written request. Employers would have 30 days to respond. ...

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

    Dragonair cabin crew threaten action over tough shifts, hiring of Beijing staff

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... six days in a row, an exhausting process as it left them only about six hours of rest at home between shifts, after travelling to and from the airport. Another problem, Mok said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540515/dragonair-cabin-crew-threaten-action-over-tough-shifts-hiring-beijing
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Firefighters to test 51-hour working week

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com But union not happy at the trial reduction and is still pushing for a 48-hour week Fire staff rota cut to 51 hoursa week A reduced working week of 51 hours ... to the security and civil service bureaus, and launch a trial scheme by end of this year. But some firefighters were unhappy because it fell short of their demand for a 48-hour week. Staffs General ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1026551/firefighters-test-51-hour-working-week
  9. 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 protest, demanding a HK$38 per hour "living wage" for fast-food workers, was staged by members of the Confederation of Trade Unions. Lee Cheuk-yan, the secretary general ...

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

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... the government had done nothing to alleviate worker hardship except putting in place the minimum wage law in 2011, which he described a "small fix". The minimum wage was set at HK$28 an hour ... the low pay that made workers' lives difficult. The dim sum maker lives in Yuen Long and commutes two hours daily to work an 11-hour shift- from 4am to 3pm- in a Hong Kong Island restaurant. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501169/real-pay-marching-backwards-many-workers-hong-kong

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