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  1. Labour woes grip HK firms in Cambodia

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Two months after the curtain was lowered on the largest strike in the history of Cambodia, the labour tensions raised by the conflict which has embroiled Hong Kong manufacturers are far from settled. Sung Chung-kwun, chairman of Hong Kong-listed garment maker Addchance, has since suspended and attempted to remove 24 labour union leaders from his company's ...

  2. Construction staff to win from labour shortage

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Improved worksite environment, pay rises, more job training and free herbal tea are just some of the extra benefits for staff that big construction companies are coming up with, faced with a possible labour shortage by 2012 or 2013, when most big infrastructure works begin. Gammon Construction, a big contractor in Hong Kong, has already started training shot-firers- who ...

  3. Regus expects growth as labour models change

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Picture the scene: a workplace offering services ranging from fully-equipped offices, video conference rooms and business lounges- set up in the middle of a shopping centre or a residential project in the suburbs of Hong Kong. This could be one ...

  4. Labour of love

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... year. The penetration into the mainland market, Mr Leung said, would be another adventure. 'Different legal systems, business practice, labour issues and all these are things that needed ...

  5. Squeeze on labour to get tighter

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... from Hong Kong's already tight labour market. 'The shortage in the employment market is not going to improve in 2009,' said Andrew Chan, managing director, Asia, for TMS ... and China to a total of 20 over the next five years. Opportunities in Macau and China are luring talent from Hong Kong, particularly senior management, and the labour shortage is worsened ...

  6. Labour shortage fails to deter Luen Thai

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Luen Thai Holdings is confident it can hire the thousands of workers it needs to meet the burgeoning global demand for mainland textiles, despite a worsening labour shortage in the Pearl River Delta. Hong Kong manufacturers employ an estimated 10 million workers in the Pearl River Delta, nearly all of them from inland provinces. Guangdong province has a labour shortfall ...

  7. High wages chase scarce labour

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Hong Kong manufacturers say higher salaries at coastal factories have failed to attract an influx of migrant workers Experts say labour shortages along mainland coastal ... is not the only coastal province struggling to find factory hands. The migrant labour population in Zhejiang has fallen by more than 10 per cent this year, according to a Citigroup research report ...

  8. Textile trader takes aim at sweatshops

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... factories for compliance with labour and environmental standards. The equal joint venture expects to make a modest profit in the first year of operation from the fees it will charge mainland ... year, but only from factories that abided by a code of conduct on labour and the environment. The Toronto-listed company regularly faced pressure from shareholders at its annual general meetings ...

  9. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Cafe de Coral expansion stays on track despite rising costs

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Rising costs and slowing economy will not slow the fast food chain from opening more outlets Cafe de Coral expansion on track Fast food chain Cafe de Coral will not slow the opening of shops despite rising labour, rent and raw materials costs. The company also said it would offset the impact of inflation by improving productivity and offering new products ...

  10. Chain sees costs rising HK$120m

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... by surging food costs, which rose 15 per cent during the first half. 'We expect that rising costs in food materials, rent and labour may result in a decrease in earnings next year,' Chan said. During the period, the company spent HK$845 million on raw materials and other consumable goods, up 13 per cent from the same period last year. Labour costs are estimated at HK$643 ...




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