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  1. Mainland labour imports back on the agenda

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... their costs through importing mainland labour. It is understood that the maximum import quota would be set at 5,000, with the possibility for expansion if results are positive. The Federation of Hong ... The proposal would help create jobs for Hong Kong workers, says minister With Hong Kong's economy on the rebound, it is time to again consider a scheme for importing workers from ...

  2. Time-money balance important to get right

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For most people time is like money. They could do with more of both. But the conventions of society dictate a nexus between time and money. When we get more of one we accept less of the other. If we devote more time to work to make more money we are left ...

  3. Importing workers

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The secretary for labour says that with the economic rebound Hong Kong should again consider importing workers from the mainland. His plan would allow employers to hire three mainland workers for every new job they create for a local worker. Unions are against the proposal, pointing to high unemployment. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  4. Doors open wider for mainland professionals

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restrictions on specific jobs in which they are allowed to work will be lifted, and there will be no quota for the number of mainlanders who can be brought in to work in Hong Kong. The new admission ... the information technology and financial services sectors. However, Immigration Department Assistant Director Simon Peh Yun-lu said employers must still prove the jobs being given to imported workers ...

  5. Social work expands focus to meet growing demands

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lizze Turner Dealing with the problem of deteriorating family solidarity is just one example of the important changes that have occurred in the social work sector in recent years, ... and professional social work programmes. The department received almost 500 applications for the 2003-04 year. Admission quotas have increased but there is still space for only one of every three ...

  6. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be at the centre of all plans for developing and restructuring the economy. He emphasised the importance of finding jobs for university graduates. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security ...

  7. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The ruling set an important precedent as it denoted Crofts, an employee of a Hong Kong company, as being employed in the UK. This meant he was covered by UK employment legislation. The source said: ...

  8. Late investment better than none

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cases,' said Phil Neilson, financial planning commentator and CEO at Elite Capital Solutions Hong Kong. Neilson says the most important thing is not to worry. 'There is always a way ... important step is to actively monitor any existing financial products, which can include insurance and pension investments. 'Many people buy financial products but do not manage or review ...

  9. Cathay wins last chance to appeal in wage dispute

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Diana Lee diana.lee@scmp.com Cathay Pacific has won a final chance in the Court of Final Appeal to argue a wage dispute with flight attendants over statutory holidays. Three of the court's judges granted the airline leave to appeal on the grounds of general public importance. The court had yet to set a date to hear the appeal. Mark Strachan, counsel for Cathay Pacific, had ...

  10. Cathay pilot's hiring challenge shot down

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the employment contracts and was not of general public importance. He refused leave to appeal. ...




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