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  1. A roof over his head- but that's all

    Posted Jan 24th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Though allocated a flat, Cheung Foon-wai struggles to survive For a man who has slept in the open air for the past decade, a public housing flat would seem to be a gift from ... The Social Welfare Department agreed to pay his monthly rent- about $1,000. However, after paying for water and electricity deposits, daily supplies and an Octopus card- about $1,500 in all- he has ...

  2. Supply teacher scheme 'wasted $9.7m'

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... of an arrangement to hire supply teachers. The watchdog said that despite the scheme's staggering cost of $19 million, it was still not in the best interest of students. Under the plan, laid-off teachers are given preference in hiring for supply work, and paid more than the normal supply teaching rate. The Ombudsman urged the government to review the arrangement as the problem of surplus ...

  3. It's about more than housing allowances

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is it that the housing allowance for NETs (native English-speaking teachers) attracts so much attention when there are so many other inequities in the Hong Kong education system? There's the overseas education allowance for civil servants; the two pay scales for teachers hired before and after 2000; the huge gap between salaries of new teachers and those in the senior ...

  4. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the idea of having a stranger in the house unnerving. I am strong, and I have no problem tending to her needs,' says the 78-year-old former taxi driver. But his daughter Winnie insisted. ... for home help, dubious employment agencies are supplying problematic helpers. Disputes referred to the Labour Tribunal and the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board have been increasing, often ...

  5. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of several safe houses for trafficked and sexually abused children in Cambodia in 2009. She has since helped put together a collection of victims' stories called For Their Tears I Died, ... spent time in the safe house and were then placed either with family members who would care for them or with families who volunteered to take them in. Enlund said these children now have ...

  6. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their expatriate colleagues, largely because of housing and education allowances that can account for about 50 per cent of total expatriate packages. The DPA has long argued that after a certain period ... offers housing and education allowances as part of a total package that is equal for all new hires, but is about 40 per cent lower than the amount given to a serving expatriate pilot, according ...

  7. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Britain's House of Lords upheld an appeal court decision allowing George Crofts, one of 51 pilots sacked by Cathay in 2001, to seek compensation for what he saw as unfair dismissal by Veta. ...

  8. Journalists from public broadcaster jump ship for Labor

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires Sydney The Australian Broadcasting Corporation prides itself on its impartiality and inclusiveness. Slick graphics and happy, smiling faces on its programme promos remind viewers that the national broadcaster is 'their' ABC. But the ...

  9. Job losses in financial sector weigh down London prices

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... director of research at housing intelligence business, Hometrack, said the job cuts were probably already priced into the prime market. The mainstream property market would be affected if less well paid backroom staff became unemployed, he said. 'I think this will all feed into and re-enforce the general slowdown in the housing market.' Mr Umfreville said that despite reduced ...

  10. Private sector 'unlikely to adopt a minimum wage'

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and long hours endured by workers employed by government contractors. Some cleaners on public housing estates work seven days a week and are paid as little as $1,750 a month. But Frontier ... on the private sector is going to be limited because it is ruled by supply and demand,' he said. He did not think the private sector would follow suit in the near future. 'The government dares ...




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