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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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com As Britain fuels debate over non-fixed work hours and locations, one legislator argues Hong Kong should have regulated work hours first Flexible working: is the city ready? Britain has recently introduced a law to the envy of all Hong Kong workers- they now have the legal right to request flexible working hours and locations. While some labour experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577644/should-hong-kongs-worker-have-legal-right-ask-flexible-working-terms
  2. 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

    ... Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and West Kowloon Cultural District. And a possible source of skills would be mainland engineers, said Raymond Chan Kin-sek, former head of the Geotechnical Engineering Office under ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'No need to be so stupid': Macau academic cautions Hong Kong against importing labour

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Macau academic says Hong Kong should look at problems imported workers have caused there before launching any such scheme of its own Foreign workers a 'recipe for trouble' Hong Kong should closely study the problems imported labour have brought to Macau before looking elsewhere to boost its workforce, an academic in the former Portuguese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388942/no-need-be-so-stupid-macau-academic-cautions-hong-kong-against
  4. LABOUR

    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... factory jobs in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, where they are paid more than the HK$4,010 a month they get in Hong Kong. There are about 320,000 helpers in the city. About half are from ... workers to hire, but now availability is so tight they are no longer given a choice. Six months after the first group of 19 Myanmese arrived in Hong Kong, dozens more have come. But a sixth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570004/hk-faces-growing-helper-shortage-myanmar-and-bangladesh-workers-quit
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com HK$3 minimum wage rise would cost HK$1.4b The city's employers will have to fork out an additional HK$1.4 billion a year if the hourly statutory minimum wage goes up from the current HK$30 to HK$33, the Minimum Wage Commi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567259/3-rise-hks-minimum-wage-would-cost-hk14-billion-commission-told
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards in Hong Kong strike over influx of mainland tourists to pools and beaches

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:52pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit, Calivin Liu and Brian Yap

    ... Alex Kwok Siu-kit, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' Union, yesterday said the number of lifeguards in the city was cut from 2,400 to 1,580 in 2004. The number went up ... had come to swim in Hong Kong in recent years, especially after mainland newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily encouraged them to do so last month. He added that a friend working at the Kowloon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566141/lifeguards-public-pools-and-beaches-hong-kong-strike-over-staff
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

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

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

    ... 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 ... of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions. He said he was concerned that because so many people at the sessions loudly opposed standard working hours, the consultancy running the exercise might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  8. News - China Insider - LABOUR

    Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... a major road in Ningbo, prompting thousands of onlookers to gather. Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police officers who attempted to disperse the crowds, resulting in several people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1578605/strike-container-truck-drivers-brings-ningbo-road-standstill
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguard strike closes beaches, pools

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Lai Ying-kit, NRIAN YAP, CALVIN LIU

    ... of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' Union, said some pool lifeguards worked shifts longer than 10 hours. "We used to have one lifeguard per 100 swimmers and now this has been jacked up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567134/lifeguard-strike-closes-beaches-pools
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

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

    ... sending more workers to Hong Kong in the wake of the alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid. A change of heart was signalled by officials in the capital Naypyidaw calling for the Myanmar Overseas ... Employment and Social Security and the consulate in Hong Kong. A batch of 19 domestic helpers from Myanmar who arrived in February marked the first import of maids from the former closed state. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564464/myanmar-looks-ready-send-out-maids-again

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