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  1. Overseas students come home to empty dream

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 3,000 yuan a month wage for a sales job or 4,500 yuan for a technology position, he is not finding any takers. 'I am extremely depressed,' the 25-year-old Jiangxi native said. ... home, according to the Ministry of Personnel. Most of those returning worked in developed areas, with the number of returnees heading for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Liaoning growing ...

  2. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... care late at night, but I had to drag my mum along because I couldn't leave an Alzheimer's patient like her alone at home. Now that Titin is here, I sleep better. We take her ... for home help, dubious employment agencies are supplying problematic helpers. Disputes referred to the Labour Tribunal and the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board have been increasing, often ...

  3. HSBC to let staff work from home, set start times

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Some 17,000 employees of banking giant HSBC can choose the time they start and will be able to work from home under a policy that will come into effect early next month. ... that security would not be compromised even when staff worked from home. She said the new policy was in response to staff feedback from an annual employee survey. From July 6, all bank staff may request ...

  4. Homes with foreign help could get 7 levy-free years

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Kong. 'The money should be used to provide some welfare to workers such as subsidising shelter homes and offering economic support to workers involved in labour disputes,' he said. ...

  5. Workers flown home following African protest

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai and Chow Chung-yan Two people killed and four hurt after labour dispute turns violent About 200 mainland workers returned home yesterday from Africa on a chartered flight after being involved in a violent protest against their Chinese employer that led to two deaths and four injuries in Equatorial Guinea. The workers flew back on a China Southern Airlines ...

  6. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said many expats in the city worked in companies based in their home countries and came to the city through internal transfers. Some teach languages in Hong Kong. Expats would tend to stay in Hong Kong for longer periods nowadays, because of the depressed economy in their home countries, Auckland said. Most work visa holders in Hong Kong work as administrators, managers ...

  7. Protesters make themselves at home

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Construction workers occupy the Central Government Offices yesterday in a protest over unpaid wages. More than 30 workers, led by representatives of the Confederation of Trade Unions, pushed past guards at the offices' west gate when it w ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... involves some 4,400 attendants and about HK$100 million, the Cathay flight attendants' union said. Cathay lawyers argued that duty-free sales commissions, line-duty and ground-duty allowances ... attendants earned commission of 3.5 per cent on duty-free sales. The court said there was no need for Martin Lee Chu-ming SC, who represents the attendants, to reply. Top court hears Cathay pay ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Cathay Pacific loses two long-running pay disagreements in one day

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the Court of Final Appeal ruled. Those include commissions on duty-free sales, and allowances for line duty and ground duty, which attendants earn in the air and while waiting for flights. ...

  10. Thousands of graduates earn less than $5,000 a month

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... affected by a growing trend towards low wages. A government paper obtained by the South China Morning Post further revealed that 47,200 people working full time in professional, clerical, sales and service jobs made less than $5,000 a month during that period. This contrasts with the common belief that only cleaners, security guards and dishwashers bring home such low pay. The confidential ...




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