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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong security guards earning 'less than 2012' due to inflation, says union

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... said the Hong Kong Buildings Management and Security Workers General Union. Eight out of 10 security guards now earn HK$30.60 an hour, which represents a 7 per cent increase after a wait of two years for the minimum wage adjustment, according to the union, an affiliate of the pro-democrat Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. But rises in inflation during the same period- 4.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1445592/hong-kong-security-guards-earning-less-2012-due-inflation-says-union
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... goes on one year after strike The moment Stanley Ho Wai-hong stepped out of the taxi into the dirty air at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, memories of last year’s 40-day dock strike came flooding back. “I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now. This road used to be teeming with the tents we set up,” the general secretary of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers said. “Can you imagine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456810/dock-strike-few-changes-year-after-longest-walkout-hong-kongs-history
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong artist standing up for security guards

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Local artist looking out for the guards Security guards at government museums used to be on their feet all day. They might sleep on the job if chairs were provided, artist Luke Ching Chin-wai was told. One day in 2007, Chi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454283/hong-kong-artist-standing-security-guards
  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

    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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442073/how-one-hong-kongs-first-maids-myanmar-won-over-jaded-employer
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar opens its doors to send maids to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Hong Kong agency becomes the first in world to strike an arrangement with government of former pariah state to hire its domestic helpers Myanmar agrees to send maids to city Myanmar has taken another step towards opening up to the world by allowing a Hong Kong agency to recruit its people to work as domestic helpers in the city. The Golden Mind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387052/myanmar-opens-its-doors-send-maids-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pictures: First domestic workers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong amid concerns of abuse

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:09am

    ... of high hopes The first group of maids hired from Myanmar arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, pronouncing themselves happy and excited to be in the city but saddled with a HK$16,000 agency debt ... their language skills and at a time when the treatment of maids is in the spotlight after several high-profile abuse cases. First batch of 19 domestic helpers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433980/pictures-first-domestic-workers-myanmar-arrive-hong-kong-amid
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young Chinese more driven than their Western peers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... within two years of graduating from university. In India, expectations are even higher, with 37 per cent aiming to be a manager within a year. Millennials in Asia also value global work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479270/chinese-millennials-more-ambitious-western-peers-study-suggests
  10. 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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428675/hong-kong-urged-sign-un-treaty-protection-domestic-helpers

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