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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-towns plan faces legal challenge from lawmaker

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Tony Cheung and Julie Chu

    ... of no confidence in himself by Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan. And as the meeting neared a conclusion, he told lawmakers they would have only one minute each to ask questions before the HK$340 million ... was a judicial review. Lee's party colleague Cyd Ho Sau-lan said yesterday that Wong's legal bid would not stop the Labour Party and other pan-democrats from launching a legal challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550563/new-towns-plan-faces-legal-challenge-lawmaker
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong woman accused of abusing Indonesian maid Erwiana appears in court

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 02:06pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... accused of abusing her domestic workers and breaching labour laws appeared in court in the city on Thursday, in a case that has sparked international outcry and drawn attention to the plight ... charges are labour-related offences, including denying Erwiana’s wages for seven months, from last May to January. She also allegedly failed to grant Erwiana holidays, as required by Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551031/hong-kong-woman-accused-abusing-indonesian-maid-erwiana-appears-court
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com New arrivals could contribute more to economy with greater support, study finds Migrant women an untapped labour pool Women who have recently migrated to Hong Kong could make up a bigger portion of the city's labour supply if greater support were offered to them, a study by the Society for Community Organisation suggests. The study found almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429137/migrant-women-untapped-labour-pool
  4. News - China - JUSTICE

    New forms of extrajudicial detention emerge to replace China’s labour camps

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:46pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com 'Reprimand centres' established in Henan province to replace re-education through labour camps, commonly used to detain petitioners with grievances against officials China’s notorious ‘re-education through labour camps’ have been replaced by “reprimand centres”, a new form of extrajudicial detention, in the central province of Henan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1427033/new-forms-extrajudicial-detention-emerge-replace-chinas-labour-camps
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Player drain is threat to Aussie competitiveness

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... to take a flexible approach to an international labour market situation Greg Harris, Rugby Union Players’ Association Though starting in all three of the tests against Les Bleus, Cummins' ... threatening rugby's share. The ARU has repeatedly warned the game faces going broke and will take a big hit to revenues from the loss of test matches due to the World Cup. Already labouring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1553012/player-drain-threat-aussie-competitiveness
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand and Cambodia agree to quash crackdown ‘rumours’ after worker exodus

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok After rumour of crackdown on illegal workers sparks mass exodus of migrants, neighbour agrees with junta on steps to reassure labourers Cambodia helps quash ... Cambodian labourers. The numbers of labourers fleeing home soared after the Thai military regime warned last week that illegal foreign workers face arrest and deportation. The junta has since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534735/thailand-and-cambodia-agree-quash-crackdown-rumours-after-worker-exodus
  7. Business - Economy

    US west coast ports union less likely to rock the boat in pay talks

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:39am by BLOOM

    ... likely to rock the boat amid leaner trade Twelve years after a labour dispute closed ports on the United States west coast, costing the economy US$1 billion a day, negotiators on both sides want ... [with the talks] GEORGE LOVELL, LABOUR ACADEMIC "There hasn't been a lot of sabre-rattling on either side," said George Lovell, the chairman of the Harry Bridges Centre for Labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1544513/us-west-coast-ports-union-less-likely-rock-boat-pay-talks
  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 10, 2014

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 07:47am

    ... Chinese 'millionaire' creating havoc in Malaysia |Source: Malaysia Chronicle Society 17 dead in Xinjiang coal mine explosion |Source: China Labour Bulletin Teaching Confucius in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1550834/posts-daily-china-news-round-july-10-2014
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US citizen Kenneth Bae sent back to labour camp after hospital treatment

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Jailed for allegedly plotting to overthrow North Korean government, Kenneth Bae is released from hospital to resume 15-years' hard labour U.S. citizen back in labour camp North Korea has moved imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae from hospital and back to a labour camp, which could complicate efforts to win his release. In an interview ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1423794/us-citizen-kenneth-bae-sent-back-labour-camp-after-hospital-treatment
  10. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman finds an SOS note in her trousers from a 'Chinese prisoner'

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 07:20pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com A pair of trousers purchased from a British outlet contained a note describing terrible forced labour conditions in China A note that seems to be a cry ... under slave labour conditions in a Chinese prison," she said. “I am only sorry that I did not…[bring] this scandal to light much earlier.” In a June 24 press release, Patrick Corrigan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1541838/woman-finds-sos-note-her-trousers-chinese-prisoner

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