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  1. Bar benders inspired push for pay rises

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Wage win over employers has encouraged others to act Having won a marathon battle for better pay last year, bar benders have flexed their muscles again and won a fresh pay rise, which takes effect next week. Not only that, they believe their vic ...

  2. Workers seek help as restaurant shuts - again

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Fifty workers are seeking help from the Labour Department to reclaim more than $500,000 - almost two months' salary - after their restaurant shut for the second time in six months. ... time,' he said. The Labour Department said it had received four requests for assistance from the workers, but expected that many would file their cases today. Mr Poon said the department had ...

  3. Hard workers 'wasting their time'

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee 20pc of people's time on the job is drained by bad management, says survey Hong Kong people work an average 51 hours a week but say bad management and communications mean they waste 20 per cent of their time, a poll has found. Asked to say ...

  4. Trade unions emboldened by revision of law

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... better represent workers, said Huang Xinhua, an associate professor at Tsinghua University's school of law. 'In a labour dispute, individual workers have to file a lawsuit under ... and most focused on welfare activities, not fighting for workers' rights. Labour activists called for more revisions to the union law. Han Dongfang, an exiled activist who heads the Hong ...

  5. Belabouring a false Chinese advantage

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Federation of Labour-Congress of Industrial Organisations (AFL-CIO), America's biggest trade union federation, claiming that China steals manufacturing jobs from Americans by deliberately ... taking it past the November presidential election. This column agrees wholeheartedly with one of the AFL-CIO's major points: China should enforce its own labour laws. We also believe ...

  6. Unconscionable to set minimum wage too low

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Following passage of the minimum wage law, debate is now focused on reaching an agreement on the initial level. The labour side favours an hourly rate of HK$33 while most employers have ... be below HK$6,000. Some labour representatives have expressed support for an hourly rate of HK$30, which would raise the monthly wage to HK$6,240; HK$33 per hour would equate to HK$6,864. Most ...

  7. Ex-police sought to help catch wage cheats

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Labour Department steps up campaign against bosses who don't pay their staff The Labour Department is recruiting four more retired police officers to step up investigation and prosecution of unscrupulous employers who avoid paying staff wages. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said his department had mapped out a series ...

  8. First set wage?

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the government declares an open mind over a minimum wage, a trade unionist proposes that it first be introduced in the cleaning, food and catering, and security industries. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Employers worried by attitudes of their workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... and their commitment to the job were serious problems, confirming the findings of a workplace satisfaction survey. Labour and human resources groups also agreed with the results of the survey by human ... executive of the Confederation of Trade Unions, one of the largest labour groups in the city, said: 'Lack of effective communication between management and their workers is the most serious ...

  10. Labour-intensive firms win more support from Beijing

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland will step up support of labour-intensive enterprises, small and medium-sized business and private business in an attempt to keep the unemployment rate ... to export companies and raised rebates for export tax. The ministry would increase support to labour-intensive companies, small and medium-sized companies, private companies and the service sector ...




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