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  1. Tamil Nadu refugees wait in vain for help

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... in the north and east of the island nation in the early 1990s, and were accommodated on the Indian mainland in makeshift government camps to await their return home. They have survived over the years by working as coolies, vendors or construction labourers. Children born in the seaside camps have never seen their homeland. The tsunami has only added to their misery. 'My 13-year-old daughter ...

  2. Rising labour cost prompts move

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Beset by labour shortages in his production base in Guangdong, entrepreneur Willy Lin Sun-mo has seen a ray of hope in Jian in the neighbouring province of Jiangxi. ... for labour was so fierce, workers would jump ship for a pay rise of just 50 yuan (HK$44) a month. 'We've got a supply crunch in low- and unskilled labour,' he said. Rapid urbanisation ...

  3. Labour leaders warn of bigger protests to come

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Ambrose Leung

    ... as the economic downturn pushed numbers at Labour Day marches to a record high. Waving placards and carrying giant rice bowls made of balloons, more than 6,000 protesters in separate protests shared ... and welfare.' About 200 joined a march organised by the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions and submitted a letter to a government representative, while about 100 people took part ...

  4. Famine camp fund-raiser to help tsunami victims

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lu Man-yan World Vision hopes 3,000 people will take part in its annual 30-hour famine camp in April, which will help hungry children worldwide, especially those affected by the Indian ... impressive generosity since the Boxing Day disaster. 'But besides donating money, I hope people taking part in the camp can experience the hardship faced by [displaced] children, like having ...

  5. Beijing faces labour exodus after Games

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Workers are looking elsewhere as the job boom arising from the Olympics is fading, writes Jane Cai Shanghai bar owner Jacky Feng says he was shocked when five of his waiters threatened to resign if they did not get a pay rise. 'They asked for a 30 pe ...

  6. Former Democratic lawmaker tipped as deputy labour minister

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Former Democratic Party member John Tse Wing-ling is expected to be appointed deputy minister for labour and welfare when the first batch of deputy ministers and political ... an associate professor at City University's applied social studies department and a legislator from 1995 to 1997, was likely to be offered the post of deputy minister for labour and welfare. Dr ...

  7. Workers fear backlash on cheap labour

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 2002. Labour costs there are 17 times higher than in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, where most of the Chinese shoes are made. The Chinese shops in Spain are open up to three hours longer each day ... their employees work overtime. For such labour-intensive goods, Chinese goods will have a cost advantage for many years.' Mr Ma said that countries in western Europe were safer for Wenzhou merchants ...

  8. Love's labours

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... Pander to your husband and he'll soon be eating out of your hand, a new book says. Rosheen Rodwell asks if the advice applies in Hong Kong THERE'S A SCENE in the new Stepford Wives movie where Nicole Kidman's character complains to her husb ...

  9. Taipei freezes new Filipino hires amid row over deportations

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's labour ministry has imposed a four-month freeze on work applications from Filipinos after Manila deported 14 Taiwanese to the mainland to face ... screening of applications for employing new Filipino workers,' Taiwan's Council of Labour Affairs Minister Wang Ju-hsuan said yesterday. Wang said that instead of the previous maximum ...

  10. Channel hop

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Korean forced-labour camps and the details of lost family members, starvation and public execution are horrifically recounted. Stories of escape, while heartening, are not without tragedy and sacrifice- like that of a young man, Kang, who was born within the confines of Yodok camp and dared to plan his escape when he was 24, after seeing his mother and older brother executed ...




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