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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... more of the same than it ever makes. I once asked a Singapore bureaucrat the reason for having these imported manufacturing workers, and she replied that it justified employment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1434083/hong-kong-doesnt-need-morlocks-delta-fix-labour-woes
  2. China's ports drag on Kwai Chung

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... for the fifth month in a row last month as exporters continued to ship their goods directly from the cheaper facilities across the border. Boxes moving across the docks at Kwai Chung shrank 2.7 per cent ... is the biggest factor causing the deterioration of the main terminals' business. docking trade Boxes moving across the docks at Kwai Chung last month fell 2.7 per cent to 1.03 million teu The river ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434309/chinas-ports-drag-kwai-chung
  3. Building workers strike pay jackpot in the other SAR

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than 115,000 tonnes of cement in the quarter, twice as much as last year. To the joy of beleaguered Hong Kong construction workers, salaries in Macau's construction sector ... construction firms, many of which just barely survived the worst five years the industry has seen in decades. The vast majority of Macau's paltry population of 18,000 construction workers has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502970/building-workers-strike-pay-jackpot-other-sar
  4. HK metalworkers in Macau stop work to support strike

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Fox Yi Hu, Martin Wong

    ... workers and labour unions visited Macau building sites yesterday. Confederation of Trade Unions members and striking bar benders left for Macau at about 6am in the hope of mobilising more workers ... strike at the construction site in Ho Man Tin.' The union also plans to protest outside the Construction Association today to call for a pay rise for construction workers. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605065/hk-metalworkers-macau-stop-work-support-strike
  5. HK ironworkers in Macau stop work to support strike

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Fox Yi Hu, Martin Wong

    ... Unionists and strikers drum up support in former enclave About 100 Hong Kong bar benders working in Macau downed tools to support the marathon strike in the city as striking construction workers and labour unions visited Macau building sites yesterday. Members of the Confederation of Trade Unions and striking bar benders left for Macau at about 6am in the hope of mobilising more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605068/hk-ironworkers-macau-stop-work-support-strike
  6. River trade growth boosts port volumes

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... the port despite growing competition from facilities in Shenzhen. About 20.45 million boxes moved across Hong Kong's docks last year, 5.92 million of which flowed down the Pearl River by barge from Guangdong. The secondary trades- midstream and river- largely compensated for marginal growth at the main terminals in Kwai Chung, where throughput expanded 1.5 per cent year on year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447858/river-trade-growth-boosts-port-volumes
  7. Construction site's strike hurts us all, says property boss

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... by the strike. It has a great impact on Hong Kong,' he said, without saying how his own group was affected. More than 500 workers continued their protest at the Ho Man Tin construction site ... to the long-term part-timers, the whole strike would not have occurred.' Liu Keung, 43, a bar bender since 1997, said most workers would go back to work if they were paid HK$850 shift. 'Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604457/construction-sites-strike-hurts-us-all-says-property-boss
  8. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    NGOs needed in Guangdong as violent robberies rise

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... and thus NGOs have a critical function in addressing worker issues." Migrant workers who don't have a channel to redress their grievances are forced to turn to strikes and other forms ... Fiona Tam Crimes by desperate migrant workers are now common in Guangdong, but the authorities have shuttered organisations that fought for rights NGOs needed, as violent robberies rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1017429/ngos-needed-guangdong-violent-robberies-rise
  9. Letters

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... However, the government must release more details about the My Home Purchase Plan to clear up any lingering doubts people may have about what will happen after the Tsing Yi project is completed. ... argue that the minimum wage must go up from the present rate of HK$28 an hour to protect workers and help them cope with rising rents and food prices. The basic rights of workers should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987978/letters
  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution problems. Areas such as north Lantau, Kwai Tsing and the airport will suffer from higher levels of nitrogen dioxide. Apart from affecting the quality of life for humans, the bad air ... for the average worker. Social programmes are important. In particular, the Home Ownership Scheme should be revived using land that would otherwise be sold to private developers. But these measures alone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740855/letters

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