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  1. Bid to prevent child labour in disarray

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Palmer

    ... I don't feel we are on the way so far,' admits Amouan Acquah, the Ivory Coast government's special adviser for agricultural commodities. Since a 2001 report from the International Labour Organisation found thousands of children working in the depths of Ivory Coast's isolated cocoa farms, the Ivorian government has spent a US$1.2 million grant from the US Department of Labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581979/bid-prevent-child-labour-disarray
  2. Rival union fails to turn pay-talks tide

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Anita Lam, Colleen Lee and No Kwai-yan CTU to brief angry metal workers today after taking over salary negotiations The pro-democracy Confederation of Trade Unions took over last night ... status with the employers after the angry construction-site workers splashed water over Federation of Trade Unions negotiators who had outlined a 'consensus' they said had been reached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604108/rival-union-fails-turn-pay-talks-tide
  3. Deal struck on metal workers at secret talks

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The pro-government Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) has tried to thwart an attempt by the rival Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) to take over negotiations in the metal workers' industrial dispute by striking a deal yesterday in secret talks with employers and the government. The CTU, which was not informed of yesterday's hastily convened meeting, criticised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604018/deal-struck-metal-workers-secret-talks
  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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734670/union-grouping-urges-7pc-pay-rise
  5. Trading up

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Executives take advantage of boom to aim for jobs with higher salaries, greater freedom and more effective working environments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605251/trading
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644474/trial-threat-bosses-ignoring-rulings
  7. Union group faces shortfall on funding

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hong Kong's leading trade union group could be forced to scale down its push for workers' rights and democracy if an emergency appeal for donations fails. In an e-mail to workers, legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, head of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said the group's funding had reached a critical point and its campaign for workers' rights would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594105/union-group-faces-shortfall-funding
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428841/trade-union-urged-ease-plight-jobless
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421436/trade-unions-emboldened-revision-law
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423493/trucker-trade-unionist

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