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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. New labour law would bring conflicts, European firms fear

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has expressed concerns at a proposed mainland labour law aimed at providing more protection to workers. It fears ... of the legislation yesterday confirmed the labour-contract law had generated 'mixed opinions' from the public. Chamber president Serge Janssens de Varebeke said: 'The strict regulations ...

  9. Protest at increased working hours

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... in late March. The new working hours start on July 1. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council petitioned the Labour Department over its plan to stop providing counter services for job-matching and labour disputes on Saturdays from July. Chairman Lee Kwok-keung said some members had warned that the closure would make it difficult for them to help troubled workers in urgent cases. ...

  10. 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 ...




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