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  1. Comment - Letters

    Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign domestic helpers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign helpers I refer to the article in PostMagazine by Angharad Hampshire (" Maid to pay ", August 10). The government is fully ... as commission on successful placement. The same rule applies to local workers and migrant workers, including foreign domestic helpers. The Labour Department does not tolerate any abuse or overcharging ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo US State Department calls training scheme for young foreigners a form of forced labour Japan accused ofexploiting Asian guest workers The United States has issued ... labour". Washington's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, unveiled by Secretary of State John Kerry, ranks Japan in the second tier of countries where trafficking is prevalent, putting ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WORKPLACE SAFETY

    Labour Department probes HKU over air-quality complaints at new campus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Labour department reviews whether regulations violated after staff says furniture made them ill HKU probed over air quality at new campus The Labour Department is investigating whether University of Hong Kong violated workplace safety regulations after high formaldehyde levels in new office furniture was blamed for making numerous employees ill. A department ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    That's one labour issue solved as post filled

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com That's one labour issue solved as post filled Stephen Sui Wai-keung, a 36-year veteran of the civil service, was named yesterday as the new undersecretary for labour and welfare, a post that has been vacant since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took office two years ago. The former commissioner for rehabilitation joins the bureau at a time when ...

  5. Trainees ask Labour Department for help in wage dispute

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng More than 100 aircraft maintenance trainees from the mainland are seeking help from the Labour Department to recover wages they claim are owed to them by Hong Kong Aircraft ... a responsibility to look into the matter. But a Labour Department spokesman said that according to the contracts the trainees signed, they did not have an employee-employer relationship with Haeco. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - China

    As injury-hit Li Na departs, Serena says playing less is the answer

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wuhan As injury-hit Li Na departs, Serena says playing less is the key World number one Serena Williams says playing less tennis has helped extend her glittering career, as she acknowledged in the wake of Li Na's retirement that players' bodies can "betray" them. The American power hitter was speaking on Monday as she prepared ...

  8. Labour Department planning expo for job seekers

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

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 2.05pm: The Labour Department said it would stage a Youth Job Expo on Wednesday to offer job seekers applications for over 1,700 vacancies- as well as the latest ... management and business services will be showcased. Twenty-seven firms would recruit or conduct interviews at the expo, the department said. The vacancies include bank tellers, accounting clerks, ...

  9. Labour Department warns young workers of employment traps and hazards

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 7.03pm: The Labour Department on Tuesday warned school leavers and summer job seekers to be wary of employment traps and potentially hazardous jobs. Department ... of such machines. They are also prohibited from working on suspended working platforms or inside confined spaces. Untrained people under 18 are forbidden to work on construction sites. The Labour Department ...

  10. Labour Department urged to simplify claims for dog bites

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Department.' However, the dog owner accused her of lying and the Labour Department asked her to submit a medical report to prove her case. 'I was the victim, but I had to spend hundreds of dollars ... The union urged the Labour Department to simplify compensation claim applications for domestic helpers. 'We only make HK$50 an hour and the work only lasts for a few hours. But we have to spend ...




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