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  1. Tour guides win: tips are part of salary, court rules

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... On Travel- whose tips made up 90 per cent of their income- went to the Labour Tribunal in 2004, calling for compensation for extra days they had worked to include the service fee. The tribunal ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Guangdong to double incomes 2 years ahead of schedule, governor says

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Province will double incomes by 2018, ahead of schedule, governor tells congress, while also predicting annual economic growth will be 8pc Guangdong chief vows pay spurt Guangdong would double per capita incomes from 2010 levels by 2018, two years ahead of the national goal, provincial governor Zhu Xiaodan told the opening of the provincial people's ...

  3. Review on need for pay cut scheme

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A high-level commission will be invited to study whether there is a need to devise an annual pay-adjustment mechanism for political appointees, who will take a voluntary pay cut of 5.38 per cent from next month to demonstrate their willingness ...

  4. Incoming Ombudsman urged to be tough

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Outspoken Ombudsman Alice Tai Yuen-ying will be replaced by Alan Lai Nin, a retired administrative officer, amid calls for him to uphold the watchdog's independence. Mr Lai, 57, who retired in 2007, was selected after an open recruitment exe ...

  5. Missing leases mean missed income

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

    ... Daniel Sin The leases of 78 government quarters and car parks have gone missing, resulting in missed opportunities for additional income from the quarters being rented or disposed of, the audit report says. The loss had been unresolved by September. The Director of Audit questioned whether the government should have spent HK$2.5 million on mock-up flats in five disciplined ...

  6. Forced wage rises won't work: official

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in income distribution throughout the labour market. But the government could no longer directly determine workers' salary levels and growth rates as it had done in a planned economy, he said. Mr Qiu said the government had undertaken a series of income-distribution reforms since the 1980s, which had increased productivity, fuelled economic growth and helped most workers. ...

  7. Civil servant pay rises will cost HK$660m

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Salaries to go up after survey finds wages in private sector have rebounded since 2000 Taxpayers will have to fork out HK$660 million a year under a controversial plan to raise salaries for some civil servants and new recruits by up to 30 per ...

  8. Outspoken deputy loses place over calls for new income-disclosure rules

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... including public disclosure of government officials' incomes. But the outspoken deputy from Shandong province has paid the ultimate price, by being dropped from a list of candidates for the new ... to solicit public opinion on proposals for the upcoming NPC meeting before his term ends on Wednesday. In his last proposal as an NPC deputy on Thursday, Mr Wang reaffirmed his call for a new income ...

  9. Pledge to raise farmers' incomes boost for struggling rural sector

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Choi Chi-yuk Premier Wen Jiabao's promise yesterday to raise farmers' incomes was music to the ears of Guangdong peasant Huang Zhanghua. The 44-year-old rice farmer from Lianzhou's Xijiang township- about 230km from Guangzhou- has just survived a severe winter and drought, which saw his family's income shrink dramatically. ...

  10. This affects us: low-income earners and the elderly

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... of HK$44,000 is too strict,' Mr Kwok said. 'It is common for people to save more than that for future use.' Although the government has decided to raise the income cap from HK$5,600 ...




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