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    People's Daily announces end to re-education through labour, but only for Guangdong

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:39am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy China abroad  |  China at home Speaking at an internal work meeting yesterday on  the four promised reforms, secretary of Guangzhou's politics and law commission Wu Sha told those present  the priority now is to gradually start thinking about re-education through labour (' laojiao ') as a practice which could be tightly controlled even, if the timing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Adapt to new labour law, HK firms urged

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Labour officials in Guangdong have urged Hong Kong businessmen to adapt to the controversial Labour Contract Law by upgrading their labour-intensive businesses in the province. Zhang Fengqi, deputy chief of the Social Labour and Security Bureau of Guangdong, called on entrepreneurs to improve their management and internal regulations to deal with the challenges brought ...

  5. Million to be trained to fight labour shortage

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Guangdong hopes to exploit its own surplus workforce and train another million of its rural residents this year to meet its severe labour shortage. Provincial authorities said ... director of the Guangdong Labour and Social Security Bureau's training and employment division, was quoted as saying. Mainland media have reported that Guangdong has been hit by severe labour ...

  6. Don't expect any easing of labour contract law, HK bosses told

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei and He Huifeng Guangdong's top labour official poured cold water yesterday on the hopes of Hong Kong businesspeople for a transition period for implementation of the controversial Labour Contract Law or the introduction of amendments to the law. 'The law is very clear. It began operation on January 1. So how can we relax application of the law?' said ...

  7. Labour shortage to worsen for Shenzhen

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen employers should steel themselves for worsening labour shortages for the rest of the year as rising numbers of migrant workers- from skilled personnel to labourers- turn their back on the Pearl River Delta, workforce analysts warn. The Shenzhen Labour and Social Security Bureau says there were 1.7 million vacancies in the city in the third quarter but only ...

  8. New labour law prompts flight of factory owners

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... a whole new level of uncertainty on their return to the manufacturing hub. They face the prospect of abandoned factories, absconded bosses and lost wages as labour-intensive manufacturers around the country grapple with higher labour costs, a stronger yuan and more stringent tax and pollution control requirements. Even before reports surfaced of an exodus of South Korean businesses from ...

  9. Guangdong firms brace for labour law blow

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Guangdong is on the verge of finalising details of a labour law that will place about 20 million factory workers under better welfare protection but add to the burden ... by binding the two parties to a labour contract. Welfare protection such as work hours, extra shift compensation, commission and wages, holidays, arrangement for parting and other benefits ...

  10. Protests spurred by new labour law drag on

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk About 700 workers continue to protest in Dongguan, Guangdong, over what they claim is an unfair severance package- less than two months before the Labour Contract Law comes ... manufacturer Huawei in Shenzhen shelved a controversial plan to lay off 7,000 staff after negotiations with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. Yesterday, a group of labour activists in Hong Kong ...




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