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  1. Transport system bracing for annual strain

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and in the skies will be up to 10 times normal. Migrant labourers, many working in coastal cities but with family in rural villages, are the single largest group of rail travellers. In the past, they carried blankets, camped for days on public squares outside train stations to get a ticket home and won much public sympathy. Rail authorities are offering internet booking services this year ...

  2. Revered labour group calls it a day

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A labour group that has been at the vanguard of Hong Kong's social movements for more than 40 years- and has quietly championed the rights of mainland workers- ... successors like the Confederation of Trade Unions today,' Mr Lau said. Some of the council's staff will apparently be transferred to the new organisation, which will concentrate on labour ...

  3. Labour activist blames low compensation for poor safety record

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin in Beijing Low compensation payouts are an important factor behind the mainland's regular mine accidents, according to a labour rights group that helps victims' families seek redress in the courts. Han Dongfang, director of China Labour Bulletin, said compensation payouts of as low as 3,000 yuan to bereaved families had failed to motivate mine owners ...

  4. Labour Department worried about rising accident toll of small construction projects

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.03pm: The Labour Department was concerned about the increasing number of accidents occurring in small construction projects, Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said on Monday. Speaking at a seminar, Mr Cheung said that although the rate of injuries during large construction projects had dropped recently, ...

  5. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Nightmare dig for entire camp of gold miners wiped out by landslide in Tibetan mountains Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where a massive landslide wiped out a camp of 83 mine workers on Friday, state media reported. There were no survivors. Rescuers pulled the bodies out of debris yesterday evening - 36 hours after ...

  6. Industrial accident victim fights for others

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... away. After winning a three-year legal battle for compensation, he's now a labour rights activist and collaborates with Oxfam to help tens of thousands of migrant workers who have suffered industrial injuries.How did you get involved in labour rights? I started to realise how important labour rights were when a decade-old machine, without any safety shutdown function, swallowed my ...

  7. Safety at fault in work site deaths

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... not involved in the project should also be present to inspect the work and halt operations should anything go wrong, he said. He also informally suggested that the Labour Department should inspect sites more frequently. The Labour Department said yesterday that it would study the suggestions and that it had co-operated with the Construction Industry Council to draw up safety tips ...

  8. 2 workers hurt in blaze at power substation

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Accident Victims urged the Labour Department to look into whether the power firm had violated any safety rules. ...

  9. City Digest

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chau Street when the accident happened. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was declared dead. The Labour Department is investigating. ...

  10. News - China - DISASTER

    Death toll climbs to 89 after twin quakes in southwest China

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Three pupils in collapsed school among those killed in twin tremors in Yunnan and Guizhou; Wen visits survivors camped out amid ruins Rescuers reach quake zone as death toll rises Rescuers cleared blocked roads yesterday to join the search for survivors of twin earthquakes in the mountainous southwest as the death toll rose to 89 and Premier Wen ...




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