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  1. Airport workers forced to be on job while ill, says unionist

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... yesterday. The majority of Hong Kong Airport Services (HAS) staff rely on overtime to boost their monthly income by up to two-thirds. Staff said the new rules mean they must choose between losing ... have stopped seeking sick leave even when they are ill. Ip Wai-ming, chairman of the Staff and Workers Union of Hong Kong Civil Airlines, who had helped staff negotiate with the company, said ...

  2. Aviation work may take off

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Despite the seasonal blip, airline maintenance job prospects remain positive. Even when aircraft are not flying, they still have to be maintained. Moreover, Hong Kong is deemed superior compared with Europe, America and Australia in terms of fees. Overseas airlines want to use the city's services, not to mention the new budget airlines due to join the Hong Kong aviation ...

  3. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and efficiency.' Wong said job reductions, some of which would come through attrition, were being made in Hong Kong because HSBC wanted the bank's regional office to become much more efficient. ... it was not that surprising. But Tse said while HSBC's Hong Kong operations already had impressive cost-efficiency ratios of 43.2 per cent, the bank could save more by moving back offices to the mainland. ...

  4. Youth trainee scheme pays off

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for course and examination fees of off-the-job vocational training. The scheme has borne fruit. Wing On Department Stores Group made some of the trainees its sales trainees, and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong took on some of the scheme's trainees as airport ambassadors. Their outstanding performance earned commendations from customers and travellers. Ten months after its launch, ...

  5. Youth intern programme 'is failing to train'

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... director of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources, said the scheme set out to 'buy' work experience, which unemployed teenagers desperately needed, from private companies. 'It ...

  6. Soaring career options at air fair

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... - in the city's aviation industry, according to organisers of the three-day Hong Kong International Airport Job Expo at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, which opened yesterday. The biggest local ... ordered about 100 aircraft for future use, so there are corresponding needs for professionals supporting the operations,' Cathay spokeswoman Maria Yu Chi-sum said. Hong Kong Airlines, with 14 ...

  7. Protests as clock starts ticking in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last night at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui. Earlier 20 protesters carrying two of the 'Fuwa' Games mascots demonstrated outside the International Olympic ... Chester Yung While Hong Kong's top officials kicked off the one-year countdown to the Beijing Games at a ceremony in the city last night, protesters used the occasion to call ...

  8. Job hustle

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 2,300 people yesterday pinned their employment hopes on securing one of 300 airport positions offered at a Labour Department fair at Maritime Square, Tsing Yi. ...

  9. Hong Kong would grind to standstill without hard-working helpers

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Prakash Mahbubani's letter ('Give helpers minimum wage, but make them pay their own bills', January 17). He makes it quite clear he thinks that helpers are overpaid since their wages cover their accommodation and transport home a ...

  10. The winners and losers in Hong Kong's age divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong Island will be the greyest, while new towns will be the most youthful. The workforce will have shrunk and some of us will have to work longer. Sai Kung, Yuen Long ... there is no mandatory retirement age in Hong Kong, most employers take their lead from the government and require staff to retire at 60. According to the projection, the population is expected to increase from ...




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