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  1. Project launched to end abuse of elderly

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told the Legislative Council that a project was launched last September to prevent abuse of the elderly. It was one of the 75 district projects organised under the Neighbourhood Active Ageing Project, introduced by the Labour and Welfare Bureau and the Elderly Commission to promote care and greater respect ...

  2. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Minimum Wage

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung After a long wait and much debate, Hong Kong is expected to get its minimum wage law this year. It hasn't been easy. Labour unions, economists and officials have offered competing ideas on how much it should be and its impact on the job market. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (pictured), the secretary for labour and welfare, says his top priority will be getting the new ...

  3. Han Dongfang: the labour activist

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... released him for health reasons. He is a permanent resident and holds a Hong Kong passport. Mr Han is director of the China Labour Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based group that exposes worker abuse. He also frequently writes articles on mainland labour rights and hosts programmes on Radio Free Asia, which are broadcast in the mainland. Mr Han's group has also been helping mainland ...

  4. Hard labour

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Christian Zheng Sheng College has been a regular news feature due to local opposition to a proposed move to Mui Wo and over allegations of dubious financial dealings, but a visit to the school shows it takes its job of reforming drug abusers ...

  5. Delta 'labour shortages' called wishful thinking

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Reports across the mainland of labour shortages in export-production hubs such as the Pearl and Yangtze river deltas appear to signal the return of overseas orders and a warming up of the economy. But industry insiders say the reports are nothing more than a political tool and merely wishful thinking. In Shenzhen, labour authorities said businesses were short of more ...

  6. Shenzhen petitioners may be sent to labour camps

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Petitioners in Shenzhen could be sent to labour camps unless they abide by a stringent new set of rules that appear aimed at limiting the channels for protest and punishing ... warning would be detained if they made a third 'abnormal' complaint; and those who had been detained would be sent to a labour camp for up to three years if they made a fourth. Fourteen ...

  7. Labour disputes rise 30pc, top court says

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The number of labour disputes on the mainland rose 30 per cent in the first half of the year, the Supreme People's Court said yesterday. Leading industrial provinces Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang were among the most affected, with the number of labour disputes in Zhejiang having surged by more than 150 per cent year on year, the court said. Guangdong ...

  8. Dying to earn: Japan's foreign slave labourers

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... from developing countries but has become corrupted into a form of slave labour in which the victims have few rights and even less protection. 'We believe that the system of technical ... 'We do not dispute that the idea of helping developing countries is a good one, but the reality is that companies are using the system to get access to cheap labour.' According ...

  9. Industry targets young to beat labour shortage

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The construction industry is seeking the help of welfare groups to recruit and train young people to avert an imminent labour shortage and get unemployed youngsters ... and 2016. Wong said the work would peak in two to three years and the association was concerned that the industry would experience a severe labour shortage, not only of labourers but also work ...

  10. Watsons deal ends strike, but labour strife is increasing

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or months and severely disrupt business operations. A labour dispute between The Link Management and staff unions- over a management move to extend security guards' working weeks by half, to 72 ... had been offered a job. 'The majority have already been re-employed or have accepted the offer,' the spokesman said. Although data compiled by the government shows that local labour ...




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