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  1. 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 ... that the government is considering a plan to end deploying domestic helpers abroad by 2017 but a spokesman for the country's consulate in Hong Kong said ''it is not the intention''. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms, mainland police 'in cahoots'

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

    ... 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. "We suspect collusion and corrupt relations between Hong Kong enterprises and mainland police," CTU chief executive Mung Siu-tat said. "There is also the danger of politics ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong urged to sign UN treaty on protection of domestic helpers

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... a shadow over the city's image as a reputable location for domestic helpers to work. "Hong Kong has the legal and political means to put its commitment to the protection of domestic ... on maids Hong Kong could show its commitment to human rights by adopting provisions in an international treaty, including allowing domestic helpers to live outside employers' homes, a United ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong widens search for domestic helpers to Bangladesh

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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Agency association boss says agreement with Bangladesh is close, but Myanmar, Vietnam and mainland stay off-limits as curbs begin to bite Hong kong 'widening hunt for helpers' As the main sources of overseas domestic helpers look at curbing the flow of their citizens to Hong Kong, the government and employment agencies are searching ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Rights group says 6.5pc of foreign domestic helpers sexually harassed

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by Phila Siu

    ... harassed' Some 6.5 per cent of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong say they have been sexually harassed, the equality watchdog has found. Some of them were asked to watch adult films ... Indonesia. It was conducted from March to April. "There are currently about 320,000 foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong … Their rights and well-being should be protected," ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Senior Hong Kong civil servants set for special 3 per cent pay rise

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 10:59pm by Phila Siu

    ... About 3,400 senior civil servants should get a salary rise of 3 per cent to narrow the pay gap with their counterparts in the private sector, government advisers suggested in a report submitted to the chief executive. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bangladesh to become source of domestic help

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com More than 4,000 workers have registered interest to come to Hong Kong and many are now being trained to meet city's standards Bangladesh to become source of domestic help Hong Kong will soon welcome an influx of domestic helpers from Bangladesh to alleviate the city's labour shortage. An agency that is helping train domestic workers ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    How one of Hong Kong's first maids from Myanmar won over jaded employer

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Phila Siu

    ... at the clothes and she understands what I want her to do." The first group of 19 helpers hired from Myanmar arrived in Hong Kong late last month, and Lee is among the city's first to employ one ... will receive is the reason she chose to come to Hong Kong to work. Thida Soe and the other Myanmese helpers took classes for three months before they arrived in Chinese cooking, English and Putonghua. ...

  9. 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

    ... 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 ... the two organisations jointly produce the survey, "to reveal the latest trends on pay and welfare provided by companies operating in Hong Kong and Mainland China", according ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - LABOUR

    Rising Hong Kong construction costs require creative approach, says consultancy

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 06:33pm by Peggy Sito

    ... building costs in Hong Kong show no sign of abating, with construction inflation consistently exceeding the city's overall inflation rate, consultants say. With the sector struggling to find ... an executive director of international construction consultancy Langdon & Seah. Construction inflation in Hong Kong in 2013 was 9 per cent for building works and 7 per cent for civil engineering ...




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