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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... promotional and educational programmes to raise [foreign domestic helpers'] awareness of their rights and how they can protect themselves. "We would not tolerate any abuse ...

  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

    ... Bloomberg in New York Workers seeking higher wages and union rights take coordinated action against chains such as McDonald's, from Hong Kong to New York Global protest over fast-food pay Fast-food workers seeking higher pay have protested around the globe, from Hong Kong to New York, at chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's amid a broader debate ...

  4. 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

    ... said. "Cast has been working with the educational authorities on the mainland to amend engineering curriculums at universities," he said, with more than 100 universities having ... Chi-ming, head of the Institute of Vocational Education's construction department, said the government should not press ahead with too many infrastructure projects at once, as the current ...

  5. News - China - LABOUR

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

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

    ... proactively until journalists do such undercover investigations," Crothall said. The failure of the government to implement the nine-year compulsory education scheme in rural areas also pushed ... drop study for work, said Dr Liu Kaiming, director of the Shenzhen-based Institute of Contemporary Observation. "The government should have mapped out a plan [to train or educate ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants Public servants on the lowest pay responded positively to a higher wage-rise offer- of 4.71 per cent- from the Civil Service Bureau. Proposed raises for employees in the middle and upper salary bands remain at 4.7 per cent and 5.96 per cent, respectively. The adjustment for those in the lowest salary ...

  7. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

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

    ... million Chinese this year will graduate from college, up from 1.1 million in 2001. By 2020, China's college-educated talent pool is expected to number 195 million people, more than the entire ... to worry about: a generation of workers able to compete in higher-technology endeavours. The aim is to develop service industries and shift from producing simple exports- often assembled from parts ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government sees 118,000 jobs with no one to fill them by 2022, and a big educational mismatch Huge rise in shortfall of workers predicted Hong Kong will see ... Bureau says in a paper to the Legislative Council's manpower panel. Its figures also show a big mismatch between the job skills required and people's levels of education. Based ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

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

    ... technology service and information service activities make 11.9 per cent less; while those in education make 8.2 per cent; and food and beverage service jobs pay 4.2 per cent lower. Lee said ... since 1999, says the census department. Wages have boomed in other industries. The figures show that real pay for insurance employees is 57.7 per cent higher than in 1999; financial mediation ...

  10. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... with younger employees pushing for higher pay. But in the past few years, as restructurings have become more common, managers have begun to take a more active role in negotiations and stoppages because ...




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