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  1. Penalty plan may resolve minimum wage row

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

    ... emerged as unionists have vowed to force an answer on the issue from the chief executive in his October policy address. A minimum wage has been discussed in the Labour Advisory Board for 18 months without any sign of a truce between the labour camp, which wants legislation, and the employer camp which has proposed a pledge to regulate industry. Labour activists have dismissed the idea ...

  2. Leung 'hasn't thought about labour laws'

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of inflation, a unionist lawmaker cited the chief executive-elect as saying. Leung's lack of enthusiasm for improving the labour rights of the working class was a letdown, Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said on radio yesterday. Lee spoke of Leung's comments, allegedly made at a meeting with pan-democrats on Monday, as thousands of Hongkongers marked Labour Day by marching for better ...

  3. Labour row ends at lingerie maker

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the latest high-profile labour dispute in the industrialised Pearl River Delta. The company's chairman, Willie Fung Wai-yiu, told the South China Morning Post yesterday that a verbal dispute ... that three of the workers deemed 'trouble-makers' were laid off. 'Labour issues are explosive,' Fung said. 'We will review communication with workers.' The Top Form ...

  4. Target's suppliers use under-age labour: watchdog

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Three mainland suppliers of giant US retailer Target have been accused by a workers' rights group of violating child labour regulations. China Labor ... In a 30-page report released yesterday, the New York-based workers' advocacy group alleged that the factories of those three Target suppliers employed labourers as young as 15 years old to make ...

  5. Singapore exploits labourers from China, report says

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the control of their employers, according to a report by the China Labour Bulletin. The 60-page report, 'Hired on Sufferance', called on Singapore and Beijing to sign the three major ... is the second-largest market in the world, after Japan, for labour from China. The abuse begins even before the migrant leaves their own shores, the report said. Chinese regulations stipulate that overseas ...

  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. Dying to earn: Japan's foreign slave labourers

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... from developing countries but has become corrupted into a form of slave labour in which the victims have few rights and even less protection. 'We believe that the system of technical ... 'We do not dispute that the idea of helping developing countries is a good one, but the reality is that companies are using the system to get access to cheap labour.' According ...

  8. HK investors seek ruling on grey areas of Labour Contract Law

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing The central government should clarify grey areas of the new Labour Contract Law, Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress urged. In a proposal ... by every employee or by the majority. 'We are not opposing the Labour Contract Law, but there are many things yet to be made clear,' Mr Fok said. He estimated that about 10,000 Hong Kong ...

  9. Activists accuse HK firms of defying mainland labour law

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Some Hong Kong companies are still exploiting workers in their mainland factories, despite the new Labour Contract Law, according to an activists' group. Students ... The other two listed companies could not be reached for comment on the study. Sacom is demanding all Hong Kong enterprises operating on the mainland comply with the Labour Law and Labour Contract ...

  10. Officials leap to defence of controversial labour laws

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... regulatory regime, defending the new rules despite mounting calls for revision. National People's Congress spokesman Jiang Enzhu said yesterday that the new Labour Contract Law, which ... though the law came into effect on January 1. CPPCC delegate He Yongzhi, chief executive of restaurant and hotel group Chongqing Cygnet, called for further consultation on the labour law ...




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