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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, warns government adviser

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours A law to establish standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, leaving it in the same mess as Greece and Spain, a government labour adviser warned yesterday. "Does it fit Hong Kong to unreservedly introduce Western systems?" asked Stanley Lau Chin-ho, a deputy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1096048/warning-standard-working-hours-could-derail-hong-kongs-economy
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Commission proposes minimum wage rise by HK$2- but workers not impressed

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Brian Renwick, vice-chairman of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong, said a HK$2 rise was not ideal because the economy was not in good shape. Iu Chung-yiu, vice-chairman ... in minimum wage fails to impress Hong Kong's minimum wage should rise HK$2 to HK$30 per hour, the group set up to review the pay floor has ruled- a decision criticised by both workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1047319/panel-proposes-minimum-wage-rise-hk2-hk30-hour
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong looks abroad to solve manpower crisis

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... as in the past, unless Hong Kong's economy can further enhance its productivity The vital role of new arrivals from the mainland settling in Hong Kong under the one-way permit scheme is also ... rate of economic growth as in the past, unless Hong Kong's economy can further enhance its productivity," the document says.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195843/hong-kong-looks-abroad-solve-manpower-crisis
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms expect to offer workers 4.5 per cent pay rise next year

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:40pm by Phila Siu

    ... Association president Pauline Chung said: "The economy is slowing down and business performances are affected by external factors." In Hong Kong, companies surveyed said they expected ... and the Hong Kong People Management Association. The average wage rise in the city was 4.2 to 4.5 per cent from July last year to June this year. Employees of mainland firms can expect higher raises ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622928/hong-kong-firms-expect-offer-workers-45-cent-pay-rise-next-year
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    5pc pay rise likely for city's white-collar staff, survey of big firms shows

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... according to a human resources consultancy. From August to October, ECA International interviewed 340 companies around the world, including 140 in Hong Kong, the majority of which were big firms and multinationals. The Hong Kong companies expected wages to rise by 5 per cent in 2015, higher than this year's 4.5 per cent. After discounting inflation, local employees' purchasing power would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1633816/5pc-pay-rise-likely-citys-white-collar-staff-survey-big-firms-shows
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Business chambers voice concerns over working hours

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Colleen Lee

    ... Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Retail Management Association and Employers' Federation of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the most service-oriented economies in the world and that means other ... implications of regulating standard working hours have the potential to rock the fundamentals which have underlined Hong Kong's success," it says. Pan-democrats have called for a 40- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1088712/business-chambers-voice-concerns-over-working-hours
  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

    ... 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 Hong Kong general manager Tony Pownall said. "Companies are looking to take on staff to ensure they are ready to capitalise on opportunities when the economy picks up." Some 47.8 per ...

    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 could face a maid shortage by 2017

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... are at work: the economies of Indonesia and the Philippines, which suppy the vast bulk of Hong Kong's 300,000 helpers, and rising demand for maids among the city's families. Indonesia set ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Growing economies may see Indonesia and the Philippines urge citizens to pursue skilled jobs Fears of maid shortage by 2017 Domestic helper agencies in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027382/hong-kong-could-face-maid-shortage-2017
  10. 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

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