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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... Pool, Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Siu Sai Wan Swimming Pool Kowloon: Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool, Sham Shui Po Park Swimming Pool, Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguard strike closes beaches, pools

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Lai Ying-kit, NRIAN YAP, CALVIN LIU

    ... Lai Ying-kit, Brian Yap and Calvin Liu Lifeguard strike closes beaches, pools The red flag was hoisted to stop swimming at two beaches, and five swimming pools were affected as 300 lifeguards went on strike yesterday over a manpower shortage and an increased workload amid an influx of visitors from the mainland. The strikers said big cuts in lifeguard numbers had left guards ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards in Hong Kong strike over influx of mainland tourists to pools and beaches

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:52pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit, Calivin Liu and Brian Yap

    ... Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit, Calvin Liu and Brian Yap Red flag raised at Butterfly Beach and facilities closed at five public pools as about 100 lifeguards strike over a staff shortage and an increased workload 'Overworked' lifeguards to go on strike The red flag was hoisted at Butterfly Beach in Tuen Mun and some facilities were closed at five public swimming pools on Tuesday ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cathay and cabin crew union agree deal, lifting threat of action

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Holding back tears, union chairwoman Dora Lai Yuk-sim said during the break that the airline would be given until noon to respond to the flight attendants' demands. If no agreement ... "We see significant progress in the agreement we signed, so industrial action is not a consideration any more. I am happy about this outcome," Lai said. The union decided not to pursue ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Industrial action imminent if Cathay Pacific dispute not resolved

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... The union representing Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendants will go ahead with industrial action as early as tomorrow if it cannot resolve disputes with the airline at a meeting today. Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union's chairwoman Dora Lai Yuk-sim said after an eight-hour meeting between the airline, the union and the Labour Department yesterday that the parties had ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Maids maligned in 'job-hop' claims, rights groups say

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... job-hopping, calling the accusations lies. Security chief Lai Tung-kwok last week said 1,372 foreign domestic workers who applied for work visas last year were suspected of job-hopping- changing ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

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

    ... and had worked for an average of 13.2 years. Sze Lai-shan, a veteran social worker with the group, said: "They have the ability and most are willing to work. They are not locusts." ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cathay Pacific unions say no action expected this Christmas season

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:13am by Candy Chan

    ... employees at year-end," Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union chairwoman Dora Lai Yuk-sim said. The holiday season has long been a tense time for the airline as it is when discussions about ... it would be hard to initiate any actions without a light to spark anger," Lai told a media lunch. Union vice-chairman Julian Yau Chi-hung said that flight attendants would get ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Most mainlanders only want to work in Hong Kong short-term, survey finds

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 06:11pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... per cent planned to return to the mainland eventually. The centre's executive director, Anna Lai Wong Oi-ling, said the findings showed that Hong Kong was still an attractive place ... existing policies on attracting mainland talent. In view of this, Lai said she did not see the need for a major policy change, but she said the government could provide more support ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Government urged to offer more child care services

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by Phila Siu

    ... This is really horrible," she said. Apart from beefing up childcare services, City University associate professor of applied social studies Leung Lai-ching said the government should also encourage ... environment for raising children; and helping the elderly to stay active in the community. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said the government would ensure that local workers filled all vacancies ...




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