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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    50 Chinese arrested in the Philippines for working illegally

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:02am by Raissa Robles, Minnie Chan

    ... had been working at a retail business in the capital. The rest were employed as construction workers in neighbouring Quezon City and Malabon City. Tan denied that the arrests were connected ... and an Australian and a British national working without employment permits at a power plant construction site in Davao City. Chinese without work permits are not allowed to work in the Philippines. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577931/chinese-workers-held-philippines
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... is the city ready? Britain has recently introduced a law to the envy of all Hong Kong workers- they now have the legal right to request flexible working hours and locations. While some labour experts say flexible working is a global and inevitable phenomenon, one labour sector lawmaker believed the British law to be way beyond the city's horizons, and an employer said non-fixed hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577644/should-hong-kongs-worker-have-legal-right-ask-flexible-working-terms
  3. News - China Insider - LABOUR

    Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Hundreds of container truck drivers in the coastal city of Ningbo went on strike for three days as they complained that transportation fees have not increased for eight years. The strikers have been staging demonstrations on a major road since Monday and have attempted to stop the passing container trucks near Beilun port, south of Shanghai. Striking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1578605/strike-container-truck-drivers-brings-ningbo-road-standstill
  4. LABOUR

    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com New maid sources awork in progress Maids from Bangladesh and Myanmar- brought to the city to bolster a shrinking workforce- are returning home just months ... factory jobs in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, where they are paid more than the HK$4,010 a month they get in Hong Kong. There are about 320,000 helpers in the city. About half are from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570004/hk-faces-growing-helper-shortage-myanmar-and-bangladesh-workers-quit
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards in Hong Kong strike over influx of mainland tourists to pools and beaches

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:52pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit, Calivin Liu and Brian Yap

    ... as about 100 lifeguards across the city went on strike. The lifeguards are protesting a staff shortage and what they say is an increased workload due to an influx of mainland tourists. Some staged ... Alex Kwok Siu-kit, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' Union, yesterday said the number of lifeguards in the city was cut from 2,400 to 1,580 in 2004. The number went up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566141/lifeguards-public-pools-and-beaches-hong-kong-strike-over-staff
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com HK$3 minimum wage rise would cost HK$1.4b The city's employers will have to fork out an additional HK$1.4 billion a year if the hourly statutory minimum wage goes up from the current HK$30 to HK$33, the Minimum Wage Commission was told. "It's not a lot if you think about how many employers will be sharing the amount," a person ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567259/3-rise-hks-minimum-wage-would-cost-hk14-billion-commission-told
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... professional body is accepted into an international pact, a top local engineer says. The city has a huge need for engineers amid the many projects under construction, including five MTR lines, the Hong ... member," Chan, who stepped down recently as president of the 31,500-member Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, said. The city needed up to 40 per cent more engineers than it now had, another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

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

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

    ... employers plan to recruit more staff in the second half of this year, according to a survey, the strongest hiring trend since late 2011. The poll reflected growing confidence among the city's bosses, according to international recruitment agency Hudson, which conducted the survey of 241 employers in the city. The study comes as some employers complain of labour shortages amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... to negotiate an equal pay package. But the drastic protest against the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in the city's Baiyun district proved a failure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants demand 5.1 per cent pay rise

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Phila Siu

    ... committee]." The committee, including independent businesspeople and professionals together with government and staff representatives, oversees the annual survey. This year's study, released ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519756/civil-servants-demand-51-cent-pay-rise

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