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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea says US citizen given six years' hard labour wanted to expose prison life

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 11:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul American craved arrest, Pyongyang media say An American recently sentenced to six years of hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret US information ... tore up the tourist visa he used to enter the country in April, state media said at the time. He was sentenced to six years' hard labour by a North Korean court last Sunday. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1596708/north-korea-says-us-citizen-wanted-expose-prison-life
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American with 'ambition to experience North Korea prison' given six years of hard labour

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:34pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang American sentenced to six years of hard labour North Korea's Supreme Court has sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labour ... journalists. Jimmy Carter made the trip in 2010 to secure the release of Aijalon Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labour for illegally crossing into the country to do missionary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592424/north-korea-sentences-american-human-rights-activist-six-years
  3. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Labour voters flock to ‘Yes’ campaign as support for independence surges

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cumbernauld Labour voters saying 'Yes' to independence Old loyalties are being shaken up in the campaign for Scotland's independence referendum- and the Labour party is feeling that more than most in its industrial heartland. In places like Cumbernauld, a new town outside Glasgow built in the 1950s to house overspill population, support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1591267/labour-voters-flock-yes-campaign-support-independence-surges
  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 ... "We do not allow visitors who will come to this country for manual labour" such as carpenters, store clerks or plumbers, Mison said. But those with technical expertise can get work visas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590436/manila-insists-crackdown-foreign-labourers-doesnt-target-chinese
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Relax labour laws to help city The latest official study of Hong Kong's future manpower needs estimates a net shortage of 118,000 by 2022, partly because of a mismatch ... it as a pretext for importing labour, many will treat the study by the Labour and Welfare Bureau with caution. A single fact can focus more attention on the subject. We have one with the news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589567/relaxing-labour-importation-laws-will-benefit-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Number of skilled Hong Kong labourers working in Macau triples in two years

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 11:47pm by Eddie Lee

    ... Eddie Lee eddie.lee@scmp.com Number of skilled Hong Kong labourers working in gambling hub triples in two years amid growing manpower shortage at home Building workers flock to Macau The number of skilled construction workers leaving Hong Kong for Macau has more than tripled in the past two years just as the former is struggling with severe labour shortages. There were 4,685 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586281/number-skilled-hong-kong-labourers-working-macau-triples-two-years
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: The 13th Labour of Hercules, by Yannis Palaiologos

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis by Yannis Palaiologos Portobello Books Despite narrowly avoiding eurozone expulsion, Greece remains in dire straits. In The 13th Labour of Hercules Athenian reporter Yannis Palaiologos explains how the once-flush, outwardly advanced economy collapsed so fast and stayed down. Greece's worst flaw, it seems, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1585824/book-review-13th-labour-hercules-yannis-palaiologos
  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple supplier based in China accused of labour violations by US watchdogs

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:06pm by BIEN PEREZ, KRISTINE SERVANDO, Chris Luo

    ... Bien Perez and Kristine Servando A Chinese electronics firm that supplies parts to Apple is being accused of repeated labour violations by two US-based watchdogs who investigated it twice in the past two years – exposing continued problems in Apple’s supply chain ahead of its much-anticipated iPhone 6 launch. In a report released on Thursday night, China Labour Watch and Green America ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585293/apple-supplier-based-china-accused-labour-violations-us-watchdogs
  9. News - China - MACAU

    Macau casino workers join protests for higher wages as labour unrest sweeps territory

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:44pm by Bloomberg

    ... of employees to fight for better wages and working conditions. She has led workers into the streets seven times this year in the most widespread labour unrest yet at Macau's casinos. The protests ... of the city's operators opening new resorts. "We'll see the bargaining power of the casino worker union strengthen because of the limited number of labour," said Elio Yu, an associate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584558/macau-casino-workers-join-protests-higher-wages-labour-unrest-sweeps
  10. Comment - Letters

    Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign domestic helpers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign helpers I refer to the article in PostMagazine by Angharad Hampshire (" Maid to pay ", August 10). The government is fully ... of these helpers. We strongly adhere to the standards prescribed by the 41 international labour conventions that we have subscribed to. These conventions do not contain specific provisions on charging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1577262/labour-department-will-not-tolerate-abuse-foreign-domestic-helpers

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