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  1. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The fierce debate over how high to set the city's first minimum wage will bring protesters onto the streets in record numbers for the annual Labour Day march, unionists believe. ... vice-chairwoman of the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU), said. Hong Kong's two major workers' organisations, the CTU and the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU), say the Labour Day march ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Factory workers need a fairer share of labour's spoils

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... into a dormitory. The riot may not have been directly related to work. But given the conditions of factory labour on the mainland, it would be unrealistic for the company or the authorities to think it was not indirectly related. It came amid a series of violent protests by workers over grievances about pay and working conditions. Factory workers are at the bottom of the labour pile, earning the least ...

  3. Business - LABOUR

    Samsung accused of labour violations at China plants

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Samsung accused of labour violations Samsung Electronics' factories and suppliers in China employed underage workers, forced them to work overtime, and exposed them to unsafe conditions, a New York-based labour group said as it increased scrutiny on the world's largest seller of mobile phones and televisions. China Labor Watch discovered "severe ...

  4. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Apple, Hon Hai improve labour conditions at key mainland plants

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... at their three biggest mainland factories since more than 50 violations were uncovered by a comprehensive audit in February. The positive assessment was made yesterday by independent auditor Fair Labour ... to maintaining these improved labour standards, we view this outcome as a positive to its reputation, even if at a financial cost," Bernstein Research senior analyst Alberto Moel said in a report ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Thwarted July 1 marcher packed off to labour camp

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Petitioner may have been moved from 'black jail' as police didn't want her to see her dying dad Mainland activist sent to labour camp Mainland activist Li Guizhi, who fled illegal detention in her hometown in Hebei last month after trying to attend the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, was sent to a labour camp on Wednesday, a local ...

  6. Guangdong shuts down at least seven labour NGOs

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Guangdong authorities have shut down at least seven Shenzhen non-governmental groups that advocate for the rights of migrant workers. Veteran labour ... of the facilities. Mainland labour-rights NGOs often report of harassment from the authorities, who fear that foreign-funded and lobbying groups could organise large-scale strikes, incite protests or trigger ...

  7. Child labour shames India's middle class

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... domestic work like it regulates other forms of labour. Unicef says there are 35 million child labourers in India. The law prohibits children under 14 from working as domestic servants but Save ...

  8. Labour row ends at lingerie maker

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the latest high-profile labour dispute in the industrialised Pearl River Delta. The company's chairman, Willie Fung Wai-yiu, told the South China Morning Post yesterday that a verbal dispute ... that three of the workers deemed 'trouble-makers' were laid off. 'Labour issues are explosive,' Fung said. 'We will review communication with workers.' The Top Form ...

  9. Labour activists to target Apple at flagship opening

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez and Jennifer Cheng Labour rights activists are expected to stage a protest today at the opening of Apple's flagship store in Hong Kong. The non-profit advocacy group ... investigative report alleging unsafe working conditions, low wages and other labour violations at Foxconn's plant in Zhengzhou, Henan province, which manufactures iPhones. 'Sacom calls ...

  10. Maids reveal labour dismay

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong Martin.wong@scmp.com Nearly half the domestic helpers who have sought help from labour services are unhappy with the officials' performance, a survey showed. According to the survey of 791 foreign maids by the Hong Kong Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers in June and July, 30.6 per cent of the maids had contacted the Labour Department, the Small Claims Tribunal ...




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