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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil service union calls for pay rise to match inflation

    Posted May 16th 2014, 07:54pm by Tony Cheung

    ... representing lower-paid employees urged the administration to take staff morale into account and consider a pay rise that was more in line with inflation. "Our colleagues have been working [hard] ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong security guards earning 'less than 2012' due to inflation, says union

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Call to raise minimum wage, as guards find inflation has left them less well-off Security guards earn less than in 2012: union Security guards have gained ... inflation is taken into account. The minimum wage should be raised to HK$35 an hour and a review of wage levels should be conducted every year instead of every two years as is the case at present, ...

  3. 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

    ... the chairman Jat Sew-tong say earlier that the HK$30 level is working fine? Just look at the inflation." ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... staging any action. The Professionals Union's Wong Yuen-wood said the average 5.25 per cent pay rise would barely offset inflation. Many of the company's vacancies were not filled ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants want pay linked to inflation

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Civil servants in inflation pay plea Giving civil servants pay rises in line with inflation would greatly improve staff morale, trade unions say. Unionists made the call after a government committee indicated last week that pay rises for the city's 170,000 civil servants might not exceed 4 per cent- short of the inflation rate of 4.4 per ...

  6. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

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

    ... workers and their employers has increased since 2008, when a new generation who were more aware of their rights flocked to the province for work as mainland inflation began to soar. Many workers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... households in the past year. "We're not very satisfied because we need a raise that can at least cover inflation," he said. "Everything is expensive. KMB has just announced a fare ...

  8. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Work-cheap model hits Singapore inflation wall

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Work-cheap model hits Singapore inflation wall When dozens of Chinese bus drivers held Singapore's first strike in 26 years last week, the island deported ... inflation among the developed world's biggest economies. The illegal protest by the SMRT Corp drivers late last month may herald a further escalation in price pressures, as even foreign ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants demand 5.1 per cent pay rise

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

    ... in line with inflation- for lower-paid staff. The annual study of private-sector pay suggested a 3.8 per cent increase. "Last year's raise was low at 3.92 per cent, but this year ... Officers' Association Joe Chan Cho-kwong said officials gave him the "cold shoulder" when he demanded a 5.2 per cent raise, even though it was just 0.1 per cent above inflation. Chan said ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Contractors warn of inflated budgets after bar-bender pay increase

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Olga Wong

    ... Phila Siu and Olga Wong Contractors warn that rising labour costs, with bar-benders getting a 14.1pc increase, will push up bills for infrastructure works Pay rises' straining project budgets' The construction industry is in high gear, with a pa ...




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