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  1. University staff appeal to lawmakers

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun City University staff fighting a management proposal to end long-term contracts for 112 colleagues took their case to lawmakers yesterday. Last month the university e-mailed 94 ... at many universities. The employees were asked to transfer from the university to the College of Higher Vocational Studies, a branch of the university, in the 1990s. In 2004, the college became ...

  2. Hong Kong's rights

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excluding the English? The argument that the Hong Kong government has no mandate to legislate on imported labour implies disrespect for the rule of law in Hong Kong. While universal suffrage ... Patent. Working within the existing constitutional framework which guarantees basic human rights, Hong Kong people no doubt will eventually enjoy universal suffrage. However, with or without it, ...

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

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

    ... work at the University of Hong Kong, said the poor quality of the future workforce might aggravate the problems of the ageing population. It was often too difficult for young migrants to catch ... 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 ...

  4. Universities mistreat guards and cleaners, union claims

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Security guards and cleaners at Hong Kong universities are paid two-thirds less than counterparts in England, while lecturers are paid twice as much as those teaching at Cambridge and Oxford, a study has revealed. The study, by the Hong Kong Cleaning Service Industry Workers' Union and the Hong Kong Buildings Management and Security Workers' General Union, looked ...

  5. ... and university students merit better loans scheme

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the community that is not justly reflected in their dismal accounts. There is a case to be made that now is not the time to abandon students to the financial marketplace. Hong Kong's need ... that is a preparation for higher academic or skills learning. Given its need for a more educated workforce, Hong Kong may not be ready yet for market forces in student lending. Educators worry whether students ...

  6. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital, is a vice-chairman of the city's largest union, the Federation of Trade Unions. He is also a founding member and the vice-chairman of the nine-year-old Hong Kong Public Hospitals, ... in Hong Kong faced a lot of pressing conditions. 'Long working hours is the most serious problem. The Hospital Authority doctors' fight a few months ago for a reduction of working hours ...

  7. Protests as clock starts ticking in Hong Kong

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  8. Businesses turn to universities to help boost staff productivity

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko Hong Kong employers are concerned about staff capability upgrading and keen to allocate more resources to bolster workforce productivity. This involves an integral part ... Techouse Consultancy, said: 'Business organisations in Hong Kong, especially the bigger-sized corporations, are committed to human capital investment and have generous budgets for staff ...

  9. Students can get head start

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... of Hong Kong (HKU). It will give students the chance to explore career opportunities in areas such as online gaming, internet solutions, design and event marketing - less traditional ... of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS). The trend indicates a structural shift in Hong Kong's economy rather than a major change in student choices, he says. Tracking and responding ...

  10. 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. ...




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