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  1. Hard workers 'wasting their time'

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee 20pc of people's time on the job is drained by bad management, says survey Hong Kong people work an average 51 hours a week but say bad management and communications mean they waste 20 per cent of their time, a poll has found. Asked to say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447992/hard-workers-wasting-their-time
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Employees will be motivated to complete their work quickly if the city sets law to limit working hours, UN labour agency representative says U.N. case ... an expert with a United Nations labour agency has said. The remarks by the International Labour Organisation's senior research officer Jon Messenger came as the Hong Kong government planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1204190/standard-work-hours-wont-cost-more-long-run
  3. Belabouring a false Chinese advantage

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Federation of Labour-Congress of Industrial Organisations (AFL-CIO), America's biggest trade union federation, claiming that China steals manufacturing jobs from Americans by deliberately ... taking it past the November presidential election. This column agrees wholeheartedly with one of the AFL-CIO's major points: China should enforce its own labour laws. We also believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453454/belabouring-false-chinese-advantage
  4. Ex-banker likes to see the fruit of his labours

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Fresh orange juice has long been seen as a healthy beverage in many places around the world, but it is a relative newcomer to drinks lists on the mainland. Daniel Liao Yuang-whang, the new chief executive of frozen-concentrate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005467/ex-banker-likes-see-fruit-his-labours
  5. Labour Day influx seen to boost HK transactions

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong property sales volume is expected to rebound as much as 15 per cent this week as demand rose over the three-day Labour Day holiday, a peak season for mainland tourists visiting the city, according to property agents. David Chan, a director at Ricacorp Properties, believes an influx of potential buyers during the three-day holiday, which ended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999776/labour-day-influx-seen-boost-hk-transactions
  6. Employees cash in on labour shortage

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Banks and hedge funds in Hong Kong have increased their salary bills by up to 25 per cent as they are being forced into bidding wars to stop staff from leaving for rival firms, according to financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden. A rise in de ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972548/employees-cash-labour-shortage
  7. HR aspirants must know labour laws, enjoy working with people

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the resources to employ an HR manager, but they certainly need somebody with knowledge in the field,' she says. HR personnel must be familiar with labour laws and be excellent communicators. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971497/hr-aspirants-must-know-labour-laws-enjoy-working-people
  8. Top chipmaker to cut labour costs in China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com STMicroelectronics, one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers, plans to step up automation and other cost-saving processes at its mainland factories amid rising labour costs. 'We see extensive cost escalation and salaries are not going in the right direction,' chief operating officer Didier Lamouche said yesterday. 'What ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969596/top-chipmaker-cut-labour-costs-china
  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World relies on Xi Jinping's economic moves

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... large the historical gains from shifting workers from agriculture to manufacturing have been. In 1978, agriculture accounted for 69 per cent of employment. And because average labour ... than at exporting ones. What's more, the Tsinghua University researchers say, the nation is "already experiencing labour shortages". They point to survey data from the Ministry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1082556/world-relies-xi-jinpings-economic-moves
  10. Labour delegates call for HK$35 an hour

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok About 20 Labour Association delegates protested outside the Central Government Offices yesterday calling for a statutory minimum wage of HK$35 per hour. An association study shows a labourer had to spend at least HK$150 a day on food, housing, transport and communication, before family and personal expenses. They also called for legislation on a 40-hour work week. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715187/labour-delegates-call-hk35-hour

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