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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... rather than policing, that had become "politicised". "A professional policeman should reject orders … that are unlawful or unreasonable, but I can't see [any such order] ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... as an important market and hoped to expand. Caroline Mak Sui-king, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, said the retail sector already had a 10 per cent staffing shortfall. But she ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and the government were inventing a labour shortage in the construction industry as a “smokescreen” to import labour and push down wages in the market. The unions argue that companies can easily hire from ... want to import workers for their own profit at the expense of the livelihood of local workers,” he said. The HKCTU did not provide statistics. In November, MTR said it needed 2,000 more workers ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Unions dispute need to import foreign workers to fill labour shortage

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Unions dispute need to import foreign workers A catering workers' union has disputed claims the city is experiencing a labour shortage, insisting there is no need to import more foreign workers. Catering bosses say they have found it difficult in recent times to find dishwashers, even with an average salary higher than the minimum wage of HK$30 per ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... or postgraduate degree. The size of the projected manpower shortage has again raised the issue of whether the government should loosen its criteria for labour importation. But unionists, including ... on population policy had suggested enhancing child-care services, and offering retraining courses targeting the needs of women. Other suggestions include enhancing the existing labour-importation scheme ...

  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 ...

  7. News - World - LABOUR

    Fast-food workers in global protest to demand higher pay, and union rights

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:46pm by BLOOM

    ... to learn and develop important skills". Burger King said in a statement that it "respects the rights of all workers". Becca Hary, a spokeswoman for McDonald's, the world's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Employers group calls for labour import scheme review

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Survey finds firms struggling to find new staff, with some vacancies still unfilled after a year Employers urge worker import scheme review The city's largest employers' group has called for a review of the labour importation scheme, after a survey of 160 companies found almost half of them with vacancy rates of between 6 and 15 per cent. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao

    ... Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao Government will consider directly importing labour for selected construction projects after manpower shortages hit high-speed railway Fast-track plan for foreign workers The government could directly import workers for infrastructure projects at the border, an official has revealed to the South China Morning Post. The idea emerged after manpower ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Chamber calls for review of labour imports amid manpower shortage

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Chamber calls for review of worker import scheme amid manpower shortage An influential business group has joined calls for a review of labour import rules, ... suggested. Unions argue that importing workers will depress wages and reduce opportunities for local workers. Introduced in 1996, the Supplementary Labour Scheme allows employers to hire foreign ...




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