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  1. Paternity leave would be 'costly for businesses'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A law introducing paid paternity leave would create difficulties in Hong Kong, such as adding to the operating costs of small and medium-sized enterprises, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday. His comments came after a concern group for men's interests took to the streets on Father's Day to urge the government to promote family ...

  2. 'Revamp dole to help workers raise families'

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government should consider revamping the social security system to help workers on minimum wages raise families, an employers' representative on the Labour Advisory ... pointed out the statutory minimum wage might not be enough to cover the family expenses of all employees, and those in need could obtain assistance under the social security system. ...

  3. Family violence a case for the community

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggests, with hindsight at least, the family may have been emotionally vulnerable. Although this is the first such case since the global credit crisis led to warnings of tougher times, there is no reason to suppose any connection. There is reason for concern, though, that a looming economic slowdown will leave more families in distressed circumstances. Unemployment and poverty are among ...

  4. Employment ordinance is out of date and needs a facelift

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's Labour Contract Law was passed by the National People's Congress on June 28 and will come into effect on January 1. The new law has, among other provisions, raised the protection afforded to employees by requiring compulsory writt ...

  5. Pregnancy is costing us our jobs, say women

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A union has warned that Hong Kong's declining birth rate could fall further following a surge in complaints from women who said they were having to choose between a second child and their jobs. The warning came on Mother's Day yesterda ...

  6. Paternity leave law is urged on government

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government has been urged to legislate to introduce paternity leave after a poll found only 6 per cent of Hong Kong male employees enjoyed such a benefit. Legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man commissioned an opinion poll company to conduct the sur ...

  7. A bumpy ride

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be interviewed, failed to show up to the first scheduled mediation meeting. Wang's friends and family have urged her to drop the case and get another job. Because she didn't have a formal job ...

  8. Let's establish a family tradition

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Wells

    ... moreover, local and fitted in easily with the city's culture. But beginning in the 1980s, more families became affluent enough to afford to employ domestic help, if not from Hong Kong, ... of that population in average terms. The outcome has been an artificial construct in which most families regard full-time work as the norm for the husband and wife. The solution: vast numbers of foreign ...

  9. Our girls were alive when sent to crematorium, families say

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Relatives want an inquiry into deaths of teenagers who worked at a factory Families of five teenage girls who died last December in Hebei province believe they were still ... there since 2003. The girls' families said they were repeatedly denied autopsy applications, death certificates and medical examination reports, and were only allowed to see the bodies four days ...

  10. Baby boosters?

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the Central Policy Unit approaching the problem of lifting Hong Kong's birth rate the right way? The think-tank's ideas to encourage couples to have babies include exemption from the domestic helper levy and paternity leave. Share your views: ...




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