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  1. HK-owned factories in delta win concessions on labour rules

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... But while discussions about the eventual shape of the labour rules continue, a study has found that the Hong Kong factories need to reinvent themselves to face new challenges. Federation of Hong ... spokesman for a pro-worker non-governmental organisation, China Labour Bulletin, was disappointed, and criticised the federation for failing to think about the proposal's benefits. He said he ...

  2. Deep, immediate impact seen from labour strikes

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to be allowed to stop operating while governments, which are usually reluctant to get involved in labour disputes, are often forced to intervene. This means even the threat of a strike by the Flight ... that airline managements around the world are taking a tougher stance against unions, perhaps in a reflection that airlines, and governments, are unwilling to be held hostage by labour disputes. ...

  3. Cheap shots against cheap Chinese labour

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A spectre is haunting the factories of the developed world: the spectre of China. In America and Europe, manufacturers, labour unions and politicians are busy conjuring up a Chinese bogeyman to explain the loss of manufacturing jobs in their country. China's rapid growth and low labour costs, the story goes, are rapidly driving manufacturers in other countries either out ...

  4. Domestic workers lobby Beijing

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Local labour unions are hopeful that Beijing will support the setting up of an international labour convention for domestic workers as it recently rejected India's proposal ... basic labour rights such as sick leave, pensions and medical insurance. If China becomes a signatory of the convention, the Hong Kong government is supposed to take it as a reference when ...

  5. Shutters slammed on reporting of strikes

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Mimi Lau

    ... Fiona Tam and Mimi Lau in Zhongshan The leaders of China's Communist Party- which can trace its origins to labour movements- face a dilemma after a wave of labour unrest that has hit ... of large-scale labour unrest and feared more strikes could be triggered by media coverage. But labour disputes have shown no sign of abating following the ban on reporting and continue to ripple ...

  6. Prison threat for bosses who fail to pay mainland workers

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... particularly, will hit factories' management hard.' The deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Stanley Lau Chin-ho, said the mainland's labour regime was getting ... labourers. He said protests and riots in the Middle East and across North Africa, and last weekend's so-called Jasmine Revolution pro-democracy movement in Beijing, Guangzhou and other mainland ...

  7. Upgrade to industrial zones part of stimulus

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Guangdong is to splash out and spend billions of yuan on helping labour-intensive manufacturers upgrade their businesses. That will come as part ... to resolve the liquidity crisis that had hit Hong Kong-invested enterprises in the Pearl River Delta. He hinted that there would be no slowing of upgrades for labour-intensive industries despite ...

  8. Growth in HK exports likely to slow

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of electronics, toys and clothing were less confident about the third-quarter outlook and their confidence in hiring was weakened because of labour shortages across the border. Leung said producers ... but it depends on various key factors.' He was referring to such factors as whether trade protectionism would worsen, whether yuan appreciation would accelerate and whether the labour shortage would ...

  9. When the chips are down

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ajay Shamadasani The global financial crisis and labour and visitor restrictions are starting to hurt the city which has until recently had unprecedented economic growth After a period ... Tam recently announced a freeze on permits for three types of imported labour: construction workers, casino pit supervisors, and security guards and cleaners. Macau has 10,000 unemployed ...

  10. Voter warning clouds Blair's historic win

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... majority in Parliament, although still substantial, has been slashed. If it were not for the country's first-past-the-post election system, he would not have a majority at all- the Labour ... personally. The gains made by opposition parties took the gloss off a historic third consecutive victory for the Labour Party leader. Mr Blair looked tired and deflated when he spoke after winning his ...




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