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  1. Banks buy into jail-labour firm

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... for big international banks, which often buy shares on behalf of clients. On Saturday, guards at Henan No3 Labour Re-education Camp and the Xuchang County Labour Re-education Camp told the South ... and the China Labour Bulletin. 'Labour re-education camps are for citizens who haven't been given the benefit of a court trial and are under what is regarded by international law as arbitrary ...

  2. Maids join unionists in worker demands

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... that the government abide by the ideals of May Day. But Hong Kong's two biggest labour unions, which organised two protest rallies, were still far apart. About 1,000 workers from the Beijing-loyalist Federation of Trade Unions marched from Chater Garden to the Government Offices in Central yesterday morning. The Confederation of Trade Unions, part of the pan-democrat camp, attracted 2,800 mostly ...

  3. Pragmatism needed in metalworkers' dispute

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... demand for construction labour had pushed their wages up to around HK$1,200 a day. But then Hong Kong was nearing the end of a construction boom unlikely to be repeated for a long time. Some ... have benefited from the economic recovery, building workers cannot be blamed for feeling they have missed out. But the setting of labour rates remains a matter for the free market and the law ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Employees will be motivated to complete their work quickly if the city sets law to limit working hours, UN labour agency representative says U.N. case ... an expert with a United Nations labour agency has said. The remarks by the International Labour Organisation's senior research officer Jon Messenger came as the Hong Kong government planned ...

  5. Foxconn worker in Chengdu suicide

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of worker suicides. Labour rights groups said they believed the suicides were the result of harsh working conditions at the Taiwanese-invested manufacturing giant, which employs more than 1 million workers on the mainland. A research report, jointly produced by 20 universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland in January, described Foxconn as a 'labour camp' that severely ...

  6. Ex-banker likes to see the fruit of his labours

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Fresh orange juice has long been seen as a healthy beverage in many places around the world, but it is a relative newcomer to drinks lists on the mainland. Daniel Liao Yuang-whang, the new chief executive of frozen-concentrate ...

  7. Labour Day influx seen to boost HK transactions

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong property sales volume is expected to rebound as much as 15 per cent this week as demand rose over the three-day Labour Day holiday, a peak season for mainland tourists visiting the city, according to property agents. David Chan, a director at Ricacorp Properties, believes an influx of potential buyers during the three-day holiday, which ended ...


    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan Event Macquarie hosted the second of its bi-annual China Commodities Conference in Beijing and Shanghai in October last year. More than 25 corporate leaders and consultants spoke on topics related to the automobile, mining and minerals, and ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fulfil promise to look into standard working hours, commission tells C.Y.

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JULIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Fulfil work-hours promise, commission tells C.Y. A labour group urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to fulfil his promise to look at instituting standard working hours after most respondents to a recent survey said they were working more than 54 hours a week. The Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs says its survey of retail workers ...

  10. Employees cash in on labour shortage

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Banks and hedge funds in Hong Kong have increased their salary bills by up to 25 per cent as they are being forced into bidding wars to stop staff from leaving for rival firms, according to financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden. A rise in de ...




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