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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 - 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila insists crackdown on foreign labourers doesn't target Chinese

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila insists Chinese aren't being targeted in new whistle-blower programme offering rewards to those who turn in illegal workers Crackdown on foreign labour ... this year have been Chinese nationals, Mison said authorities were not targeting Chinese and the effort had nothing to do with the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between Manila ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's employers who are best at distorting labour market "[The minimum wage] is an ineffective solution for addressing poverty, and its main outcome is to distort the labour market decisions of employers and employees. Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim South China Morning Post, July 30 I'm a coward. I like easy targets. But let me pretend ...

  8. News - China

    Labour arbitration law could have prevented worker's suicide

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... fired from a job she held for 12 years, following a long-running dispute with management, according to China Labour Bulletin, a rights group. Zhou leaves behind two daughters and a husband, ... regulations were drafted by the Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions in response to rising labour disputes. If passed, they will set tighter rules for collective labour negotiations that could provide ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'I will clear my name': Lawmaker Claudia Mo submits files disputing claims of Jimmy Lai payments

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Peter So

    ... are investigating suspected computer hacking. The other three lawmakers involved are: Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, League of Social Democrats chairman "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and Civic ...

  10. 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 ...




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