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  1. Youth intern programme 'is failing to train'

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

    ... unskilled youngsters.' The secretary of the Confederation of Trade Unions, Koo Yuen-ting, said some employers were lured into joining the scheme by the government subsidy. 'Companies have ...

  2. Unions have vital role during transition

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... groups can play an important mediating role in this area, and recent changes made at the All-China Federation of Trade Unions gathering in Beijing represent a step in the right direction. ... on agriculture and heavy industry to a more complex one where growth is driven by privately owned firms and light manufacturing for the international market. Workers' rights to adequate ...

  3. Work experience is crucial

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... little (or none at all). Yet being an intern allows you to see from the inside how an organisation works and what skills you need to get a job done. Internships offer a taste of the kind of work ... Finding work experience while you're a student shows you what awaits you once you enter the workplace. As an intern, you'll probably be given assignments which are fun or challenging, ...

  4. Union grouping urges 7pc pay rise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The Confederation of Trade Unions found 65 per cent of the 350 workers it interviewed by telephone had wages frozen last year. The remainder had an average pay rise of about 2.7 per cent, outpaced by the November inflation rate of 2.9 per cent. The group urges a 7 per cent pay increase this year, allowing workers to share the fruits of economic development. ...

  5. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a Spanish bank in Hong Kong through a programme of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade. Fitchett, who holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in international trade, lived in Shanghai for 15 months before moving to Hong Kong in January. He chose Hong Kong because he 'likes the city and the company', he said. 'Some people are just waiting ...

  6. Trial threat for bosses ignoring rulings

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to employees and ordering disclosure of the financial details of defaulting employers. Lawmakers will discuss the proposals at a Legco manpower panel meeting today. Confederation of Trade Unions leader ... fight against big companies when they do not have enough money to hire lawyers and take the matter to court?' The secretary of the Federation of Trade Unions, Fung Kin-cho, also welcomed ...

  7. Trade union is urged to ease plight of jobless

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... union it should concentrate on finding jobs for the unemployed and support people who have fallen into poverty. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions' ... million trade unions with a record 134 million members, but in reality it faces hard times. The federation plays a double role of protecting workers' rights on the one hand, while ...

  8. Trade unions emboldened by revision of law

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

    ... A new interpretation of the Trade Union Law by the Supreme People's Court this week is a small step towards trade union independence, academics say. But they add that more changes are needed in order for unions to fully represent workers' interests. The interpretation issued on Tuesday recognises trade unions as legal entities. It allows a civil court to adjudicate ...

  9. From trucker to trade unionist

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Tam Wai-to thrives on fighting for workers' basic rights People often ask trade unionist Tam Wai-to why he bothers. 'The economy's already dire, employers are having a hard ... Confederation of Trade Unions, of which Mr Tam is deputy chairman, recently received several complaints about training schemes which pay $500 a month to desperate youngsters looking for summer jobs. ...

  10. Ironworkers and bosses in talks to end strike

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Industry Bar-Bending Workers' Union, which is an affiliate of the Federation of Trade Unions. 'Nothing concrete was reached during the meeting. There are still differences, ... enter the 16th day of their strike- will each receive HK$300 from an emergency fund. The fund, which was set up by the Confederations of Trade Unions (CTU) on Monday, has raised more than ...




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