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  1. Lawmaker to shun meeting with Tsang

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Winnie Yeung

    ... session scheduled for today, that session also included labour lawmaker Li Fung-ying, and members of the Labour Advisory Board. Mr Tsang began meeting political groups and different sectors this month to seek their views on his policy address. His office says it is still scheduling meetings. Ms Chan, a vocal critic of the government on labour issues, warned of protests if Mr ...

  2. New holiday-pay deal confirms commissions as part of wages

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Labour Advisory Board reached a deal with workers and bosses yesterday on how to calculate holiday pay for 600,000 workers whose monthly income is derived mainly from commissions. Six labour representatives and three employer group leaders have agreed with a government proposal to calculate a worker's holiday pay based on the average daily wage- including ...

  3. Wage-hours decision delayed by new consultation

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... on the topic. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, permanent secretary for economic development and labour, announced the consultation after meeting the Labour Advisory Board yesterday. The announcement comes just days before Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is to deliver his first policy address. It was widely expected he would include a proposal in his speech on his promise to introduce a minimum wage. Some board ...

  4. Bosses and workers to duel over plan for minimum wage

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Employer and labour groups are set to face off today in the Labour Advisory Board 's first round of negotiations over setting benchmarks to gauge the success ... scheme six months ago that legislation for a minimum wage would have to be considered if it failed. Board labour representative Ip Wai-ming said the quarterly-adjusted average market rate ...

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    Morgan Stanley face HK$39m lawsuit over 'unauthorised' contracts

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. Ho is a former legislator and member of the government's labour advisory board. The writ says that between April and June 2008, Orient Profit director Ng ...

  6. Thousands of graduates earn less than $5,000 a month

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... paper was issued this week to members of the Labour Advisory Board, but is not available to the public. The board is to meet tomorrow to discuss a possible minimum wage policy for Hong Kong. ... Elaine Wu More than 7,000 workers with university degrees made less than $5,000 a month in the second quarter of last year- a sign that poorly educated labourers are not the only ones ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Benefits of paternity leave outweigh costs

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Ramon Odlum

    ... of introducing it unless the government legislated to make it compulsory. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung has indicated this is on the cards next year anyway. But it is good to see that employer representatives on the government's labour advisory board are no longer united against it. Two from the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and one from the Chinese ...

  8. 500 firms join wage protection scheme

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... two months ago, a top labour official said. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung delivered the scheme's first progress report to the Labour Advisory Board yesterday. But the board, whose term expires at the end of the year, chose to leave thorny issues such as how to gauge the scheme's success and ensure compliance to the next ...

  9. Insolvency wages fund applications rise 40pc

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Advisory Board meeting yesterday, employee representative Cheng Kai-ming expressed concern that the number of applications would increase sharply next year and the reserve might not be enough ... to figures from the Labour Department, there were 4,461 applications for the fund in the first eight months of this financial year, while only 3,134 applications were received in the same period last ...

  10. Unions join forces in minimum wage drive

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... employers and representatives of the Labour Advisory Board. Coalition spokesman Poon Man-hon called for the chief executive to address the introduction of a minimum wage in his policy address ... Anita Lam Coalition plans to launch campaign with hunger strike More than 20 labour unions will step up their calls for a minimum wage with a series of actions next month, including ...




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