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  1. Maids protest against bill to curtail 'job-hopping'

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Filipino and Indonesian maids in Macau are campaigning against a bill that would ban them from the city for six months if their contracts are terminated. The bill on imported labour, to be vetted by lawmakers in the next few months, also features a levy on employers of all imported workers. More than 800 Filipino and Indonesian maids have signed a petition letter ...

  2. Macau civil servants to stage pay protest

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A group of low-ranking civil servants in Macau will protest today against unequal pay rises for senior versus junior government employees. The Macau Civil Servants Association, headed by legislator Jose Coutinho, will lead a march to government headquarters this afternoon. Mr Coutinho said it was unfair that salary increases being proposed for civil servants would ...

  3. Workman dies from electric shock

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A worker died after suffering an electric shock at a Yau Ma Tei building last night. The man, 42, had just finished working on scaffolding outside Bowring Commercial Centre, in Ng Chung Street, at 7pm. He received the shock from a metal railing when he stepped from the scaffolding to the building, and was certified dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Labour ...

  4. About 300 mark National Day with protest marches in Macau

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu More than 300 Macau residents took to the streets on National Day to protest against labour importation, graft, poor governance and a lack of public housing. Four small unions staged protests at different times of the day and marched to government headquarters. Most of the protesters appeared to be low-income workers who were angry about the city's 100,000 ...

  5. Firms brace for rise in wage costs under new labour law

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Employers face fines for failing to give overtime, night pay Macau bosses mired in the financial crisis are facing a fresh headache - a new labour law effective next month will give workers more protection. Many employers expect the Labour Relations Law, which includes a clause on overtime benefits, to drive up wage costs. Victor Lei, chairman of the International ...

  6. Civil servants, teachers to protest over pay, sackings

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Top officials may see 20pc rises as lower ranks left behind Hundreds of government workers and public school teachers are set to stage Macau's first protest by civil servants since its 1999 handover to China. The Macau Civil Servants Association, which will lead the protest on Sunday, said discontent among low-ranking civil servants had come to boiling point. ...

  7. Toilet cleaner in wage talks with top Exco aide

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A toilet cleaner met an aide to Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying yesterday in an attempt to get a pay rise. Mr Leung's personal assistant, Scott Cheng, had a 90-minute meeting with cleaner Ah Ying. 'Mr Cheng said he would follow up on my case and get back to me in a week,' she said. 'He was sincere, and I believe Mr Leung will try to solve ...

  8. Government needs to get a handle on illegal labour problem

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... As told to Fox Yi Hu Larry So Man-yum Political commentator It is increasingly hard to tell illegal labourers from local workers in Macau, where tourist visa-holders are easily blending into the workforce. What if your neighbour of 10 years turns out to be an illegal labourer squeezing you out of the job market? Last month, police found a mainland worker who had overstayed his Macau visa ...

  9. Employer fined over holiday pay, wages

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A logistics firm has been fined HK$19,000 for failure to pay wages and holiday pay. Tsuen Wan Court heard that George Chu Ka-cheung, trading as Hong Yip Logistics, failed to pay wages to two employees within seven days of the expiry of the wage period, and failed to grant holiday pay for three public holidays to two employees. The Labour Department urged employees who ...

  10. Wealth managers among 500 recruits sought by HSBC

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu HSBC will recruit 500 staff to handle surging demand for banking and wealth management services. Recruits will include wealth managers, salespeople and general banking officers for branches across the city - but they will also hire 200 traditional tellers. As well as frontline employees, the bank plans to hire 200 workers for phone-banking services. 'With our ...




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