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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cabin door open for more men to join Dragonair

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... in the female-dominated occupation, assistant manager of recruitment Maria Lee Boon-ghee said yesterday. "The nature of our job is to care about people," Lee said. "More gentlemen are accepting the job of a service provider." In the past two years, the airline has seen an increase of 25 to 30 per cent in applications from men. "It helps," said Lee, as men also "tend ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again Helpers from Myanmar look set to make a comeback- two months after the nation's government cautioned against sending more workers to Hong Kong in the wake of the alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid. A change of heart was signalled by officials in the capital Naypyidaw calling for the Myanmar Overseas ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

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

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

    ... conclude this was "mainstream opinion". Fellow committee member Lee Tak-ming said some bosses brought their staff to the consultation to boost the numbers appearing to oppose the law. "After the introduction of the statutory minimum wage, employers are now firmly against another law that may harm business," said Lee, who is general secretary of the Hong Kong and Kowloon ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... the government introduced export restrictions on infant formula. Meanwhile, former police chief Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday joined the debate over the policing of rallies. He said it was protests, ... in Hong Kong nowadays," said Lee, who famously ordered the playing of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to drown out protesters outside the 1997 handover ceremony. He believed relations between ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for early retirement or leaving for other reasons such as to pursue further studies, said March Lee Kwok-po, principal of the department's Staff Training Institute. The monthly starting salary ... rise after its summer break, Lee said. In the previous financial year, the department hired 181 people from about 7,700 applicants for the assistant officer II position. It was criticised ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR staff protest against 'disappointing' pay rise MTR staff have begun a protest against a "disappointing" 5.25 per cent pay rise by refusing to work overtime and on their days off, two of its staff unions said. The MTR Corporation Staff Union and KCR Operating Staff Association, which together represent about 2,000 MTR employees, said ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong dockers reject 9.8pc pay rise offer as Dutch arrive to show support

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, JOLIE HO

    ... Ada Lee and Jolie Ho Union says its members unanimously agreed to turn down a 9.8 per cent pay rise offer as Dutch unionists arrive in city to show their support Striking dockers reject offer Striking dockers yesterday rejected a 9.8 per cent pay rise offer from their employers, and said they would only settle the dispute through negotiations over pay and conditions. Leaders ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Everyone a loser after Hong Kong dock strike ends

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu and Ada Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee As dockers go back, it is time to add up the cost of the action, with workers accepting a lower offer and operator nursing damage to its image Everyone a loser from ... pressure on other port operators to offer better wages to their contract dockers. Alan Lee Yiu-kwong, chairman of the Container Terminal Operators Association, said the industry was still compiling ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cathay Pacific flight attendants union seeks 'realistic' pay increase of 5 pc

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Ada Lee

    ... Request for five per cent increase for flight attendants among the smallest in recent years Cathay Pacific's flight attendants' union is calling for a "realistic" pay rise of 5 per cent for next year - one of the smallest increases sou ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... with it," Tang said. Lee Tak-ming, an employee representative on the Labour Advisory Board, which processes companies' applications to bring in foreign workers, said the government should find ...




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