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  1. 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 ... what factories should think about in the current environment. In regard to China, as workers better understand their rights how compliant are factories in southern China with labour ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reduce poverty to end families' reliance on child labour

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SALLY KO

    ... Sally Ko Sally Ko says consumers in well-off societies can exercise ethical buying With support, poor families need not rely on child labour Today is World Day against Child Labour and, ... child labour, national power shortages, and competition from China and Thailand have reduced the country's share considerably. With intervention from the International Labour Organisation, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Companies - WORKFORCE

    Labour crunch pushes Japanese firms to reform

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Labour crunch forcing reform Don Quijote and Uniqlo, two of Japan's best-known mass-market retailers, are not waiting for the government's new growth policies due later this month before implementing their own labour reforms. While many labour-intensive businesses face a shortage of low-wage workers as Japan's economy perks up, discount chain ...

  6. 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 ... integration and immigration. Angela Eagle, an opposition lawmaker and Labour spokeswoman, said the paucity of new legislation showed the government was struggling to function. "This is a zombie ...

  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 - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea sentences South Korean 'spy' to hard labour for life

    Posted May 31st 2014, 08:53am by AFP

    ... a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after accusing him of espionage and setting up an underground church, state media said yesterday, the latest Christian preacher to run ... unauthorised activities are subject to immediate arrest. Instead of facing execution, Kim was sentenced to hard labour for life by the North's Supreme Court, the report said. North Korea ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Labour shortage: retirement blamed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Phila Siu

    ... is not due to increased demand but rather a sharp drop in their number caused by retirement, a senior government official said. Permanent secretary for labour and welfare Annie Tam Kam-lan said ... ended their studies at secondary level or below. Tam was speaking after the Labour and Welfare Bureau forecast in a paper to the panel on Monday that the city's workforce would face ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Exhibition: The Permeability of Certain Matters has messages about child labour

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:24pm by Kylie Knott

    ... at the Spring Workshop in Aberdeen, about mass production and the history of child labour. The show, a collaboration between Cypriot Christodoulos Panayiotou and German-born Philip Wiegard, sets ... to different labour practices of the pre-industrial and industrial age, Wiegard choreographed a workflow that optimised the labour intensive creation of large quantities of wallpaper. Aged from eight ...




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