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  1. Is job creation plan enough, ask lawmakers

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Paggie Leung

    ... Most of 60,000 posts to come in infrastructure A government plan announced yesterday to create more than 60,000 jobs next year was immediately criticised by lawmakers, with one describing ... of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, welcomed the proposal, but another lawmaker, Leung Yiu-chung, said the measures were too small and had come too late. 'Most ...

  2. Health-care fees worry lawmakers

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to speedily review the health-care finance system, but most were opposed to fee increases. Democrat Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said the middle-class would be further burdened if fees were raised. 'I disagree with the logic that those who can afford to pay should pay more for public hospital services. ...

  3. Poverty panel full of hot air: lawmakers

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Poverty Commission is a talk shop that lacks goals and is withholding figures about the number of poor people in Hong Kong, lawmakers said yesterday. The criticism came during a debate on a motion calling on the government to act on recommendations from a Legislative Council subcommittee on combating poverty. The motion was passed. Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...

  4. Lawmaker to shun meeting with Tsang

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Winnie Yeung

    ... Gary Cheung and Winnie Yeung A pro-Beijing lawmaker will boycott a meeting with Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to exchange views on his October policy address, because he has not made arrangements ... with the chief executive within the traditional leftist camp. She said she will boycott a September 6 meeting between Mr Tsang and the federation because he has not invited her and fellow FTU lawmakers ...

  5. Park is inhumane to its staff, lawmaker claims

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Denise Eng Labour body gets complaints about lack of work breaks Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan accused Disneyland of forcing staff to abide by 'inhumane' rules, after hearing workers were not allowed to drink water in front of patron ...

  6. Lawmakers demand subsidised groups be forced to raise pay

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Joshua But and Ambrose Leung Lawmakers yesterday passed a motion calling on the government to prevent subsidised social service organisations holding on to extra funds they received ... the legislature's demands, but said the government could not interfere with the pay decisions of non-governmental bodies. In a meeting of the Legislative Council's finance committee, lawmakers approved ...

  7. Taking a job has risks: lawmaker

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Employees had to accept the risk involved in taking a job and the possibility they could be dismissed without severance pay, legislator Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, one of the founding partners of Ocean Palace Restaurant and Nightclub, said yesterday. M ...

  8. Think-tank's health fund plan still irks lawmakers

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday rounded on the pro-government Bauhinia Foundation's proposed health-care-financing scheme, saying it would bring hardship to many people. The comments came as the foundation's researchers were briefing memb ...

  9. University staff appeal to lawmakers

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun City University staff fighting a management proposal to end long-term contracts for 112 colleagues took their case to lawmakers yesterday. Last month the university e-mailed 94 teaching staff and 18 administrators, offering them several options for future work while implying their superannuation contracts could end next year or in 2009. Superannuation is similar to tenure ...

  10. Work on minimum-wage law can't wait: lawmakers

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Unionists pass motion calling for mid-term review Lawmakers yesterday passed a motion urging the government to complete minimum-wage legislation by the end of the 2007-08 legislative session. Unionist legislators voiced concerns over the effectiveness of the 'wage-protection movement' and pressed the government to immediately start preparatory work ...




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