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  1. Domestic helpers may be worse off under minimum wage legislation

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as they live with their own families. This is where the overseas workers fit in. They do not have a Hong Kong family and can work flexible hours. In turn, they are compensated by getting free lodging, ... the golden egg. Because they can work flexible hours, overseas domestic helpers have proved indispensable. However, one must not ignore the fact that the Hong Kong employment market has helped ...

  2. Slave labour?

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop A survey of foreign maids' employment conditions in Singapore by the Straits Times revealed that their average monthly pay is just S$261 (HK$1,194), typical working hours are from 6am to 9pm (with three in 10 reporting that they do not get breaks) and half do not even get one day off per month. Yet 82 per cent said they were happy with how they were ...

  3. Flexible outlook the key to a happy, fulfilling retirement

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... with their organisations - good ideas do not get through, and long hours and pressurised work environments can hurt both family lives and personal health.' To keep up with a changing and demanding ...

  4. Entertainment workers rally over workplace smoking ban

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in their workplaces. Some puffed cigarettes during a two-hour rally from Chater Garden, before stubbing them out as they marched to the Murray Building where the Health, Welfare and Food offices are housed. ... among employees in the entertainment trade showed 'they are happy to remain in the employment and most of them are smokers. They have a free choice of choosing their jobs', the group ...

  5. Staff recognition key to harmony at work

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... can hang out and be happy, but engaging them in work that derives a sense of accomplishment.' Hewitt interviewed 6,700 employees from 27 companies, both local and multinational, to find ... in the current economic climate with pay rises virtually ruled out? What motivates employees? What makes them happy? Hewitt discovered a surprising contrast with a similar survey two years ago, when ...

  6. Perks and pay are not enough to retain staff

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... select them for their talents. The skills can be taught but the caring is something that depends on a person's values. We look for people who genuinely care, who want to make people happy ... teach them our philosophy, credo and promise. They want to develop themselves. They want to know what their future is. They want to grow.' A minimum of 120 hours of training is required ...

  7. KMB workers call off protest over pay

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Kowloon Motor Bus workers have called off a sit-in protest planned for today after a 6?-hour meeting at which the company agreed to their demand to lift a salary freeze. The firm ... spokeswoman, Susanna Sin, said the firm was happy with the agreement, even though economic conditions remained uncertain. 'We fully understand the workers' concerns. While the [economic] ...

  8. Bus union chairman becomes a hero among fellow workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to the union's request and withdrew the proposal hours before the go-slow was due to start. Mr Chung, who is known as Fai Gor (Brother Fai) among the drivers, was greeted with smiles and offers of lunch ... system was also less extensive. 'Society didn't have a lot of expectations,' Mr Chung recalled. 'They were just happy to get on a bus.' Having been involved with the bus ...



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