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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Labour Advisory Board backs paternity leave

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 07:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... for paternity leave for fathers in the private sector. But  Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the Labour Advisory Board, which is made up of employer and employee ... are forced to cobble together holidays and sick-leave if they want to spend time with their newborns. But employers have fought against the plans for leave, saying it will raise labour costs ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 9, 2012

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... of the time, professional drivers do not buy comprehensive insurance due to its high cost, the union said.   Employee reps join Labour Advisory Board Four employee representatives, Leung Chau-ting, Chung Kwok-sing, Ng Chau-pei and Lee Tak-ming, were re-elected to the Labour Advisory Board for the next two-year term yesterday. Chau Siu-chung was elected as a new employee representative. ...

  3. Bernard Chan decides to stay on advisory board

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Antiquities Advisory Board chairman Bernard Chan did a U-turn yesterday and withdrew his resignation, saying he wanted to unite the board and stop members from leaving over the Government Hill saga. His decision came a week after he said he would quit to protect the board's credibility after being accused of colluding with the government when he ...

  4. No excuse for keeping women a small minority on advisory boards

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the administration- HKEx is a listed company, but we all know who pulls the strings- with regard to the number of women appointed to key advisory bodies ('Few women on powerful boards', April 22). ... on an advisory board, women have to be specialists? Having attended several meetings of that board and judging from the paucity of informed questions raised by members, I would question the need for so ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... range of trade and financial issues, including the bilateral trade imbalance and the yuan. Antiquities experts decide grading of west wing A meeting of the Antiquities Advisory Board finalises ... the building demolished and replaced by a high-rise. During the four years the board has been chaired by Bernard Chan, who steps down after today's meeting, it has finished grading 1,211 of 1,444 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Bernard Chan fears about-turn on west wing

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com West Wing shift 'sends bad message' The chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan, has warned the government that it will send a bad ... into a 32-storey office tower. After the announcement, advisory board members in June voted on whether to give the west wing a grade of one, which calls for complete preservation, or two, which calls ...

  7. Advisory body begs chairman to stay

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... process for the former government headquarters in Central. The statement issued by all 22 members of the Antiquities Advisory Board was issued a day after Chan tendered his resignation as board ... only to protect the board's credibility. In the statement, the advisers call on Chan to reconsider his decision. 'Mr Bernard Chan has all along been fair, liberal and impartial since ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Departing antiquities chief Bernard Chan calls for heritage review

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... after chairing his final meeting with the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan appeared relieved to have put the heritage hot seat behind him. Chan, known as "the king of public ... fellow members asked him to stay. He acknowledged a key difficulty in the board's relationship with the government. "Despite our advisory role, the public has an expectation we ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, December 15, 2012

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Burglar seriously injures elderly couple An 82-year-old man and his 75-year-old wife were in serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after being assaulted by a burglar in their Wong Tai Sin home. Cenotaph, Bethanie up for monument status A meeting of the Antiquities Advisory Board on Monday will consider endorsing a government plan to declare the Cenotaph in Statue ...

  10. West wing's demolition to proceed despite alert

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the existing west wing, allowing for more public space. The Antiquities Advisory Board will meet today to consider heritage gradings for the whole former government headquarters amid controversy over ...




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