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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Union, a member of the pan-democrat Confederation of Trade Unions, yesterday warned that it might mobilise a longer strike because the government had yet to respond to its calls for a meeting. ... referring to the Hong Kong Government Lifeguards General Union, of the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions. "Since the last strike, the LCSD has just been ignoring us. We demand an immediate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596280/lifeguards-get-meeting-after-new-strike-threat
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... such as doctors, who are paid by the month, not the hour, could be compensated with time off instead, he added. Kim Tae-hyun, head of research at the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, said South Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582389/standard-working-hours-good-productivity-jobs
  3. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    Lenovo denies tie-up with supplier accused of using child workers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... said yesterday. Bernstein Research senior analyst Alberto Moel said there were thousands of small, low-tier suppliers on the mainland outside the purview of trade associations. That made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1581880/lenovo-denies-tie-supplier-accused-using-child-workers
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'They will be a burden': Business groups oppose work benefits for unmarried couples amid debate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:56pm by Amy Nip

    ... costs,” Simon Cheung Tsin-wong, chairman of Hong Kong (SME) Economic and Trade Promotional Association, said. The businesses also said they were prepared to pay for benefits encouraging people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580027/business-groups-oppose-work-benefits-unmarried-couples-equality
  5. News - China - LABOUR

    50 Chinese arrested in the Philippines for working illegally

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

    ... Chinese nationals and had demanded that they be treated fairly by Filipino authorities. The largest labour group in the Southeast Asian nation, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577931/chinese-workers-held-philippines
  6. 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

    ... work," Lau said. "If everyone has to cram into the crowded MTR at 9am, why don't we give them some flexibility?" Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Tang Ka-piu said the British ...

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

    Introducing working hours law for Hong Kong ‘would face uphill battle’

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... to presents their opinions. The public-engagement exercise ends today after 37 consultations and rounds of talks organised by the Standard Working Hours Committee. Trade unionist Chau Siu-chung, one of 23 members of the committee, recalled that in one recent consultation with representatives from the transport trade, about 90 per cent of those present were employers. "When the workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

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

    ... bargaining. The proposed Regulations on Enterprise Collective Consultations and Collective Contracts, first introduced by a trade union, would give workers the right to demand meetings with employers ... of them on their social insurance. The strike cost the company 167 million yuan. With tensions rising, the Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions proposed the draft rules, first made public ...

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

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com MTR criticised in particular for planning to hire from overseas despite a growing pool of unemployed local construction workers Trade unions claim reports of a local labour shortage was fake, as they lashed out at the MTR Corporation’s plan to hire foreign labour for an express rail project. The Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) said employers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455667/dont-believe-news-labour-shortage-trade-unions-slam-plans-import
  10. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... shut the gates at one point, preventing the striking workers from returning to work, should they choose to. The committee found that Kewei Tongchuang violated the Trade Union Law, which states that “trade unions shall coordinate labour relations, and safeguard the labour rights and interests of … employees through equal negotiation and a collective contract system”. But Kewei’s management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529922/shock-decision-xiamen-labour-panel-punishes-foreign-run-company-dispute

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