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  1. Employers paying up to keep best workers

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Survey shows more than 70pc of firms have increased wages this year A new survey has found wages, having been frozen for so long, are finally thawing. The pay-trend survey, issued by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management yesterd ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495818/employers-paying-keep-best-workers
  2. Economy has grown, but not incomes

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Donald Asprey Hong Kong's unprecedented prosperity seen as hiding a widening gap between the rich and poor Figures to be released by the financial secretary in Wednesday's budget are expected to show that Hong Kong's econom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537194/economy-has-grown-not-incomes
  3. HK retirees' incomes fail to cover expenses

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong people's average retirement income is not enough to cover their monthly living costs, a survey of 11 major economies has found. Mainlanders and Hongkongers are at the bottom of the average income list in the survey. Retirees on the mainland receive an average of HK$988 a month from pensions and investments, while Hongkongers average HK$7,053 from pension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585761/hk-retirees-incomes-fail-cover-expenses
  4. Sars outbreak cuts into rural income

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Migrant labourers see earnings fall 26pc in the second quarter year on year The Sars outbreak took a heavy toll on rural income on the mainland during the second quarter of the year, especially among the millions of migrant workers who lost their jobs in cities, according to the National Statistic Bureau. The average per capita income in rural areas for April to June was 412 yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423068/sars-outbreak-cuts-rural-income
  5. Long live the wealth revolution; now it's time for some parity

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... widespread social discontent over the ever-widening income gap has become a clear and present danger. According to various estimates, 10 per cent of the mainland's urban households control more ... for wealth redistribution that the widening income gap, left unchecked, could threaten economic development and social stability. Besides boosting spending on education, social security and medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710583/long-live-wealth-revolution-now-its-time-some-parity
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593058/civil-servant-pay-rises-will-cost-hk660m
  7. A minimum wage must tackle poverty

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provide 90 per cent of social services, uses the more appropriate basis of median household income. Using the 2006 bi-census data, the council determines that there are 1.33 million people living ... The gross disparity in income has to be a central part of the discussion about a minimum wage. Hong Kong makes much of its wealth. But beyond the glitz and glamour there are many people who live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695869/minimum-wage-must-tackle-poverty
  8. letters

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years, and Legco is now considering passing a law. There are some benefits to minimum wages. For example, low-wage workers receive higher incomes. This makes many poor people better off. Yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661458/letters
  9. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600956/forced-wage-rises-wont-work-official
  10. Nation's wealth 'not reflected in our wages'

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Almost two-thirds of mainlanders said their incomes lagged behind the country's economic growth, despite official claims that urban workers were seeing their wages rise rapidly, the media reported yesterday. The China Association for Labour Studies said wages grew on average by more than 12 per cent each year between 2002 and last year. But a China Youth Daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599990/nations-wealth-not-reflected-our-wages

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