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  1. News - Asia - PRESS FREEDOM

    Myanmese journalists jailed 10 years, face hard labour over Chinese chemical weapons report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:53pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Myanmar’s Magway Division found the five men guilty of leaking state secrets and sentenced them to ten years in prison on Thursday.  The charges relate to two reports in the Yangon-based Unity ...

  2. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Indian firms turn to female relatives to meet boardroom quota

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Indian firms turn to female relatives for board positions Confronted by a new law aimed at addressing the widespread absence of women from India's ... conglomerate- one of several firms opting for female relatives over outsider talent. The law, passed last year, aims to boost gender diversity at the top by insisting on at least one woman ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Humanitarian stories relating to Cambodia and Pakistan too good to be true

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 05:27am by Alex Lo

    ... workers. Human and labour rights groups including the International Labour Organisation and Human Rights Watch found the levels of sexual slavery and violence were vastly exaggerated ...

  4. 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 ... Management [should] show integrity … with workers BILL SIMS, FTI CONSULTING Such an analysis might consider political risks, employer-employee relations, and contingency planning in case a supply ...

  5. 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

    ... that “trade unions shall coordinate labour relations, and safeguard the labour rights and interests of … employees through equal negotiation and a collective contract system”. But Kewei’s management ... 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 ...

  6. News - China

    China admits ‘growing pains’ in Africa relations

    Posted May 04th 2014, 03:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang set off for a four-country tour of Africa on Sunday, acknowledging “growing pains” in China-Africa relations amid labour conflicts ... were accused of shooting miners during a labour dispute, and clashes in August reportedly saw one Chinese worker killed and two others injured. Li also urged African countries to protect ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour pounces on 'thin' legislative programme in Queen's speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Queen unveils mostly minor legislation from fractious coalition in run-up to general election Labour attacks 'zombie' government over new laws Queen Elizabeth ... of the measures were relatively minor in scale. She confirmed plans to give people more control over their pension savings, with new measures including the introduction of collective pension schemes ...

  8. News - China

    China taps tech training to tackle labour market mismatch

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 11:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is waking up to a potentially damaging mismatch in its labour market. A record 7.27 million graduates- equivalent to the entire population of Hong Kong- will enter ... impressive, but his coveted job in a tight labour market may hold the key to the employment conundrum in the world’s second largest economy. The machinery sector alone projects a gap of 600,000 ...

  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

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

    ... Holdings declined to comment. The involvement of managers underscores the growing complexity and unpredictability of labour relations on the mainland. A generation of long-serving migrant factory ... 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Labour rights still a work in progress

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... advocated by some lawmakers is emerging as a big issue of the future in labour relations and social security policy. Across the border, workers are escalating demands for rights long won elsewhere, ... SCMP Editorial Labour rights still work in progress Labour Day celebrates the achievement of workers' rights in many countries. It is also a reminder that in this part of the world, ...




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