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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Legal experts say ruling is 'rare' as companies usually win the upper hand in such cases due to loopholes in the law A labour dispute ... the Xiamen government’s labour arbitration committee. Local governments bear huge pressure of maintaining stability. Many don’t want to convey the impression that strike is a way to solve [a] dispute ...

  2. News - China

    Labour disputes in China increase as the workforce shrinks

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Reuters

    ... by nearly a third, the biggest surge in protests since the global financial crisis, according to one labour group. The labour unrest is emerging while businesses cut costs and foreign companies ... Labour Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based labour rights group, said there were 119 last month alone. This is going to be a very tough year for employers in China Lesli Ligorner Employers are facing ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Compromise as Minnesota Orchestra's labour dispute ends

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:53pm by WASHPOST

    ... Anne Midgette Trombones of contention as orchestral manoeuvres end After 15 months of an acrimonious labour dispute that cost the Minnesota Orchestra an entire season and a host ... effect on February 1. With this, the longest labour dispute in American classical music has ended. The contract reduces the musicians' pay by 15 per cent from 2012 levels, a concession ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Unions dispute need to import foreign workers to fill labour shortage

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Unions dispute need to import foreign workers A catering workers' union has disputed claims the city is experiencing a labour shortage, insisting there is no need to import more foreign workers. Catering bosses say they have found it difficult in recent times to find dishwashers, even with an average salary higher than the minimum wage of HK$30 per ...

  5. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    How to cope with labour unrest in a turbulent region

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... at factories How to cope with labour unrest in a turbulent region Images of striking workers in China, burning factories in Vietnam, and now a military coup in Thailand have reminded manufacturers ... One month later and the appearance of a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off the coast of Vietnam foreshadowed a different challenge to factory owners. Long-simmering tensions over ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CATHAY DISPUTE

    Last minute Cathay Pacific deal averts industrial action

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:01am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Cathay Pacific and its flight attendants agreed on a proposal to improve flight patterns and other work arrangements on Thursday afternoon, ending a three-week dispute and avoiding ... “These changes will actually improve employees’ income,” she said. The dispute was prompted on November 30 when the airline announced a 2 per cent pay rise for its cabin crew, well below ...

  7. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Industrial action on the mainland is being initiated at the top end of the factory floor Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: managers Behind the mainland's biggest strike in decades last month was a new player in labour activism: management. A previously unpublished account from inside the strike at Taiwanese shoe manufacturer Yue Yuen ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock workers' labour dispute cuts port cargo 'in half'

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... insiders say. This came as HIT appeared to have softened its stance on its dispute with the workers at Kwai Tsing. It had earlier refused to meet the dockers, saying they were employed ... may be arranged by the Labour Department between the contractors and the workers". A shipping industry insider... said the amount of cargo HIT handled... had dropped 40 to 50 per cent ...

  9. News - China

    Fertile ground for labour activism

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:30am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Yue Yuen strike shows growing role of workers' rights centres in Pearl River Delta factory disputes Fertile ground for labour activism When ... year alone. Labour disputes create a huge demand for rights work. With the city’s close proximity to Hong Kong, Zeng said the number of NGOs in southern China is growing rapidly. More than 60 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Give Legco powers to halt filibuster' says Labour stalwart

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Labour Party stalwart says lawmakers and not the legislature president should decide whether or not to cut short the delaying tactic 'Give Legco powers ... filibuster, this time aimed at delaying passage of the budget bill, began on Wednesday. Labour Party stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan proposed that a vote by two-thirds of lawmakers should be enough to end ...




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