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  1. Bar benders inspired push for pay rises

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Wage win over employers has encouraged others to act Having won a marathon battle for better pay last year, bar benders have flexed their muscles again and won a fresh pay rise, which takes effect next week. Not only that, they believe their vic ...

  2. Labour-intensive firms win more support from Beijing

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland will step up support of labour-intensive enterprises, small and medium-sized business and private business in an attempt to keep the unemployment rate ... to export companies and raised rebates for export tax. The ministry would increase support to labour-intensive companies, small and medium-sized companies, private companies and the service sector ...

  3. HK factories want labour rules eased in Guangdong

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The Federation of Hong Kong Industries is due to meet Guangdong governor Huang Huahua and senior provincial officials today in its latest effort to lobby on labour issues, as the financial crisis continues to bite. A delegation led by the trade body's chairman, Clement Chen Cheng-jen, is expected to call for revision of parts of the new labour legislation. Manufacturers ...

  4. Firms brace for rise in wage costs under new labour law

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Employers face fines for failing to give overtime, night pay Macau bosses mired in the financial crisis are facing a fresh headache- a new labour law effective next month will give workers more protection. Many employers expect the Labour Relations Law, which includes a clause on overtime benefits, to drive up wage costs. Victor Lei, chairman of the International ...

  5. Mainland labour law a two-sided coin

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... in Hong Kong. The law applies employment standards that are similar to those of the International Labour Organisation and principles that are generally applied or incorporated by European Union legislation. That means much more protection of individual employees' rights and more collective rights with regards to labour unions and associations. While seeking to protect labour rights ...

  6. Beijing urged to relax labour law

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Small and medium-sized enterprises in Hong Kong have appealed for Beijing to relax the implementation of the national labour law and postpone tax collection to ease ... The group urged the central government, to suspend the implementation of two articles of the Labour Contract Law, which came into force in January to strengthen the protection of labour rights. ...

  7. SMEs to be offered training on mainland labour laws, banking

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Training courses on the mainland's labour law and its banking system will be offered to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to strengthen their survival capability ... financial controller must learn more about the mainland labour law and banking system now, as knowing the law is important in controlling labour costs,' Mr Wong said. 'They have to learn ...

  8. Hard labour for tycoon's daughter-in-law

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... gets his way, Chui may not have to work another day, but can expect years of labour. ...

  9. Beijing seeks to clarify contentious labour law

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Long-awaited guidelines on how to apply a contentious labour contract law have been made public, and they offer concessions to entrepreneurs concerned with surging ... especially a clause on 10-year open-ended contracts, were criticised by employers as favouring workers, pushing up labour costs and creating employment disputes. The profit squeeze has pushed ...

  10. Government needs to get a handle on illegal labour problem

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... As told to Fox Yi Hu Larry So Man-yum Political commentator It is increasingly hard to tell illegal labourers from local workers in Macau, where tourist visa-holders are easily blending into the workforce. What if your neighbour of 10 years turns out to be an illegal labourer squeezing you out of the job market? Last month, police found a mainland worker who had overstayed his Macau visa ...




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