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  1. Workers flown home following African protest

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai and Chow Chung-yan Two people killed and four hurt after labour dispute turns violent About 200 mainland workers returned home yesterday from Africa on a chartered flight after being involved in a violent protest against their Chinese employer that led to two deaths and four injuries in Equatorial Guinea. The workers flew back on a China Southern Airlines ...

  2. Cathay flight attendants seek a second pay rise

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... early this year. Dora Lai Yuk-sim, chairwoman of Cathay Pacific Airways' Flight Attendants Union, said the demand for eight per cent was based on inflation rates, the company's purchase of aircraft and its revenue. 'We take the company's outlook as optimistic, and believe an eight per cent pay rise is reasonable.' Lai said that many other companies in Hong ...

  3. Careless comments reignite pay row

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for employers to give their staff a pay rise. His comments, however, were foolish and the repercussions were felt quickly. The minister wanted to strike a cheery, populist note. Mr Ip said that now ... changes are to be made. The government needs all the help it can get. Mr Ip's thoughtless comments have made the task even harder. ...

  4. Employers' chief under fire for comments on domestic helpers

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... not be allowed to teach children English. Joseph Law, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Employers of Domestic Helpers Association, made the comments during a speech at the Rotary Club for people who ... aggressive way.' Mr Law's comments were criticised by United Filipinos in Hong Kong, a migrant workers' rights group, one of the largest such groups in the city. 'He is coming ...

  5. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to make any comment at this time while discussions are still taking place.' A tax office spokesman said the department would not comment on an individual case. $1.2b Cathay's first half ...

  6. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the central government's website. The warning follows his bleak comments on Sunday that the world's second largest economy is yet to build momentum for a stable rebound following the posting ...

  7. Cathay wins last chance to appeal in wage dispute

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... should not be regarded as wages in addition to their basic pay during statutory holidays. Dora Lai, chairwoman of Cathay Pacific's flight attendants union, said they respected the court ...

  8. Salesmen sacked 'to deny them payouts'

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... million back,' he said. Confederation of Trade Unions vice-chairwoman Cheung Lai-ha demanded the government broaden the definition of employees to protect the self-employed. Lawmaker Lee ... because of breaches of their agency contracts, she said. 'However, due to personal privacy issues, it is not appropriate for AXA to provide further comments,' she said. ...

  9. 100 HSBC staff fired as part of bigger cull

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mass sacking are inaccurate and purely speculative. People join and leave the company every day. But I can't comment on what the circumstances are.' Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union ...

  10. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... 'After years of hard work, finally we will have a minimum wage. We have to drum up support for setting a wage level that can give workers a decent standard of living,' Cheung Lai ... be included as members and how often the commission should review the minimum wage level,' he said. Minimum pay The panel will take final public comment on the pay level this weekend Both ...




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