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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    Student workers at Dongguan factory were under-age, state media claim

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Andrea Chen

    ... and attribute the problem to poor oversight at the local government level. "According to Chinese law, a factory should pay a fine of 5,000 yuan for each underage worker it hires. But in reality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547020/student-workers-dongguan-factory-were-under-age-state-media-claim
  2. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... labour rights legislation. In 2007, there was intense debate over the Labour Contract Law, which went into effect in 2008. "If collective consultation gets to be blocked again, we will miss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Legal experts say ruling is 'rare' as companies usually win the upper hand in such cases due to loopholes in the law A labour dispute ... but the workers still opposed the move. The term “strike” does not have a legal definition in the Labour Contract Law in China – but “violations to company regulations” does, Ge Lei, a labour dispute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529922/shock-decision-xiamen-labour-panel-punishes-foreign-run-company-dispute
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New law giving mandatory paternity leave 'in place by end of year'

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... law 'in place this year' A bill to introduce mandatory paid paternity leave will be drafted and put to lawmakers within months in the hope that it can be passed into law this year, ... The announcement of the timescale for the long-debated legislation has been welcomed by the labour sector, but one pro-business lawmaker said the new law would be "scary" for industry. Speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415053/welfare-minister-under-fire-both-sides-over-plans-paternity-leave
  5. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... and riled up the rank-and-file workers", said Jonathan Isaacs, a specialist in labour issues at law firm Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1523504/strikes-see-new-breed-labour-activists-management
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms, mainland police 'in cahoots'

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... follow the law- it's unfair to generalise from a few isolated cases." Lam said disagreements were "part of a normal process" of working out grey areas as labour laws underwent changes. The report indicated that in 90 per cent of the cases, workers alleged their bosses had infringed mainland labour laws- mainly in late wages, failure to pay the mandatory employee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506824/hong-kong-firms-mainland-police-cahoots
  7. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    Samsung supplier said to have breached laws

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:09am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Samsung supplier said to have breached laws A supplier for Samsung Electronics is not paying some overtime to workers at its mobile-phone factory in Guangdong, according to a labour rights group. Samkwang Science & Technology in Dongguan also violated Chinese labour laws by discriminating against men, pregnant women, ethnic minorities and applicants older than 39, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1373923/samsung-supplier-said-have-breached-laws
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... the government had done nothing to alleviate worker hardship except putting in place the minimum wage law in 2011, which he described a "small fix". The minimum wage was set at HK$28 an hour ... wage law, and the number of employed people had also risen steadily. Lo Tang-king, executive committee member of the Catering and Hotels Industries Employees General Union, said it was not just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501169/real-pay-marching-backwards-many-workers-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Erwiana finishes helping police with 'abuse' case and heads home

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Ada Lee

    ... workers so that justice is given to all," she said in the statement. Erwiana's former employer, Law Wan-tung, 44, is to appear in court on April 29 to face charges of causing grievous ... would return for the hearing. Police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung said the force had finished its investigation of the case. Law has also been charged under the Employment Ordinance with offences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479390/allegedly-abused-indonesian-helper-erwiana-finishes-helping-police
  10. News - China - LABOUR

    Factory fire wounds refuse to heal

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:32am by MANDY ZUO

    ... In other countries, large factory accidents have triggered safety laws and advanced labour rights. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 in New York killed 146 workers, mostly young female ... the expansion of trade unions. It also prompted important building and safety codes, including barring locked doors at work sites. In 2002, China passed the Safe Production Law, prescribing that all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501171/factory-fire-wounds-refuse-heal

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