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  1. 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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Mainland engineers 'can help HK projects' Hong Kong can look across the border to find more engineers from 2016, if the relevant mainland ... member," Chan, who stepped down recently as president of the 31,500-member Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, said. The city needed up to 40 per cent more engineers than it now had, another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  2. 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 ... or postgraduate degree. The size of the projected manpower shortage has again raised the issue of whether the government should loosen its criteria for labour importation. But unionists, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515906/hong-kong-be-118000-workers-short-2022-government-forecasts
  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

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

    ... legislative body in April, six major associations representing Hong Kong businesses issued a strongly worded letter opposing the bill. On May 15, the Hong Kong Business Community Joint Conference, ... impact on over 30 million migrant workers in Guangdong. If this gets passed, the rest of the nation is likely to follow," says Professor Pun Ngai, a labour rights expert at Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  4. 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

    ... in Hong Kong nowadays," said Lee, who famously ordered the playing of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to drown out protesters outside the 1997 handover ceremony. He believed relations between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556677/police-rehiring-plan-may-derail-talks-raising-retirement-age-unions
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Correctional services is hiring again to replace retiring staff- and it will speed up the process Wanted: 240 new prison guards to learn the ropes The Correctional Services Department is hiring for the third time in two ye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555655/wanted-240-new-prison-guards-older-ones-retire
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... she said. Two other unions- the MTR Staff General Association and Hong Kong Railway Management Professionals Union- said they were also disappointed but would consult its members before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550590/mtr-staff-launch-protest-against-disappointing-pay-rise
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'We are workers, not slaves!' Hundreds of maids march on Hong Kong government HQ

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of contract expiry. Addressing the protesters, Lestari said: "Hong Kong remains a hotbed of social exclusion and policies that put our livelihood, security, safety, and even lives, at risk. "We have suffered too long. Hong Kong officials ignore our rights. They ignore our dignity, and they ignore our contribution to Hong Kong's economy." Public concern has grown amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444665/we-are-workers-not-slaves-hundreds-maids-march-hong-kong-government
  8. 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 ... record-low unemployment levels. "Improved local business conditions spurred by the gradual recovery of the global economy have injected more confidence into the Hong Kong market," Hudson ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms, mainland police 'in cahoots'

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... police 'in cahoots' Mainland police shield and side with Hong Kong companies in labour disputes, sometimes resorting to violence to quell strikes, a grouping of unions says. In 12 of 15 known walkouts, the Hong Kong-funded or Hong Kong-registered public companies- some with political connections- called in police to resolve the stalemate, the Confederation of Trade Unions said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506824/hong-kong-firms-mainland-police-cahoots
  10. News - China - LABOUR

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

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

    ... Worker Centre in Guangzhou. Geoffrey Crothall, a spokesman for the Hong Kong-based China Labour Bulletin, agreed. "The local government won't send inspection teams to the factories ...

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

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