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  1. Labour of love at Four Seasons

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Written by Donna Page Luxury hotel focuses on 'great attitudes' in recruitment drive Four Seasons Hotel Macao has filled almost all its positions, relying heavily on the enclave's school graduates. General manager Antoine Chahwan said that despite Macau's labour shortage, the hotel had only about 60 positions in administration, catering and finance, out of 800, ...

  2. BA flight attendants file salary claims with Labour Tribunal

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 4.28pm: Ninety Hong Kong-based British Airways flight attendants have filed claims with the Labour Tribunal for $500,000 in unpaid salaries over the past two years, the Apple Daily reported on Wednesday. The case was previously mentioned to the Labour Tribunal and a hearing will start on Thursday, the paper reported. A spokeswoman for the British Airways (Hong ...

  3. 'Foreign' labour practices flummox western companies

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... mature employment contract system, China has a number of labour concepts that western corporations would find very unusual. One of these has to do with their ability to hire staff. 'A number ...

  4. Employers asked not to cut benefits

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu The Labour Department says it hopes companies will not cut back on workers' benefits. The call came after the department on Monday introduced guidelines that do not say ... say. Assistant Commissioner for Labour Mabel Li Po-yi said on a radio programme yesterday that workers' pay, as well as other benefits, should not be cut back because of the law. According ...

  5. Mainland carmakers unlikely to feel effects of union action

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough The Big Labour movement helped bring some of the biggest car companies in the United States to their knees. But despite recent rumblings of organised action among car workers ... migrant workers entering the labour force will continue to shrink in relative terms. Manufacturers across all sectors will undoubtedly face increasing demands for better pay, better pay scales ...

  6. Union congress opens amid calls for more power

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi 5-yearly national meeting held as labour relations grow more tense The world's largest trade union opened its five-yearly national congress yesterday, with critics calling on it to play a bigger role and act tougher as labour relations become more tense and conditions for workers deteriorate. Delegates representing the 209 million members of the All-China Federation ...

  7. Minimum wage likely to hurt Cafe de Coral

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... industry have warned against the request by labour groups, saying that they could not afford to pay workers an hourly rate of HK$33. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, chair professor of political science ... of 15,000. Since labour constitutes more than 80 per cent of the fast-food chain's costs, analysts estimate that if the minimum wage is at HK$33, costs will surge by at least 44 per cent. ...

  8. Common sense triumphs in Cafe de Coral pay debacle

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung initially defended Chan, saying the company had not broken any law because there is no statutory requirement that employers pay staff for the time they spend on their meal breaks. Therefore, he said, the government could not step in. As the ultimate defender of labour rights, Cheung should have done a lot more than simply regurgitate ...

  9. Wage defaults for fourth quarter hit 30 million yuan in Shenzhen

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... The city's Labour and Social Security Bureau had begun monitoring firms with operational problems that were a month behind in paying workers. Shenzhen had also ordered companies to put money into an insolvency fund that the government could use to pay workers if firms fold. Baoan District Labour Bureau has demanded firms submit detailed payroll records online and pay wages through banks, which ...

  10. Toymaker to cut cost in move to Vietnam

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Dream International plans to shift some of its production as labour charges are 40 per cent cheaper than in Shenzhen One of the world's biggest toymakers, Dream International, is planning to shift a large part of its manufacturing from China to Vietnam to take advantage of lower labour costs and reduce the risk of depending on a single country for production. ...




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