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  1. One in four HK women put their families first

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... equality.' Kao also called for paid paternity leave, which men in many European countries receive, to avoid women being overlooked for jobs because they might need maternity leave. But the survey did find one positive sign- an increasing number of family-friendly policies in the workplace. About 70 per cent of respondents said their employers were willing to grant leave or time off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738193/one-four-hk-women-put-their-families-first
  2. Mothers enjoy protection

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... weeks' maternity leave if they work under a continuous contract of employment, which is when they have worked continuously for the same employer for at least four weeks and for at least 18 hours each week. Employees who have worked for at least 40 weeks immediately before starting maternity leave are entitled to paid leave. Those who have worked for less than 40 weeks are also entitled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736359/mothers-enjoy-protection
  3. Give sick workers rest days, bosses told

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to be compassionate and flexible and give them sick leave and plenty of rest, because it is important to make sure the disease does not spread,' Mr Cheung said. As to the length of sick leave employers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678480/give-sick-workers-rest-days-bosses-told
  4. Leisure time shrinking despite five-day week

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... per cent said they would consider leaving the city for the same reason. The survey also found that despite shrinking leisure time, the average time spent at work has also dropped slightly. ... they will leave at once.' More than 62 per cent of respondents said they suffered from prolonged fatigue, insomnia and poor diet because of long work hours. However, average work hours per week have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656736/leisure-time-shrinking-despite-five-day-week
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Natural runner Angela Leung leaves everyone in her dust

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:46pm by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Doctor, who took up jogging to encourage her son to exercise, is now a marathon veteran with four major races to her name Natural runner leaves everyone in her dust At the age of 50, Angela Leung Fung-ming encouraged her teenage son to take up more exercise by jogging with him- the theory being he would be more likely to stick with it if he had someone to run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1624473/natural-runner-angela-leung-leaves-everyone-her-dust
  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    A message for the protesters: it's time to leave the streets

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Most Hongkongers are sympathetic to the cause- but take it to the halls of power A message for the protesters: it's time to leave the streets There has been a revolution in the way Hongkongers view the police force over the last 40 years. When I first arrived here in 1972, most people either loathed or feared the police because of the extensive corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623108/message-protesters-its-time-leave-streets
  7. Medical staff criticise sick-leave plan

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their discretionary sick leave from 36 to three days a year. Under the existing rules, non-civil service contract medical staff enjoy four days of paid sick leave a month. Three more days of discretionary leave a month have been granted by the department since 2001. But in June, the department proposed to cut the discretionary sick leave to three days a year. A spokeswoman said an Audit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466941/medical-staff-criticise-sick-leave-plan
  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protesters defiant after High Court orders them to leave Mong Kok and Admiralty sites

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 07:40pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters Protesters unmoved by court orders to leave Defiant protesters refused to budge from their occupied zones in Admiralty and Mong Kok yesterday despite court orders requiring them to leave. The High Court granted three injunctions last night to transport groups and the owner of a commercial building. The orders do not cover the third occupied site, Causeway Bay. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620708/hong-kongs-high-court-orders-occupy-protesters-mong-kok-leave
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Labour Advisory Board backs paternity leave

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 07:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Hong Kong fathers will be given three days’ paternity leave for the first time despite objections from employers after officials agreed to start drafting ... for paternity leave for fathers in the private sector. But  Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the Labour Advisory Board, which is made up of employer and employee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1091358/labour-advisory-board-backs-paternity-leave
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR RIGHTS

    Employers relent on law to bring in paternity leave

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Change of heart by employer representatives on advisory panel means legislation for 3-day paternity leave likely to go ahead New dads closer to having time off by law Paternity leave has moved a step closer to becoming law after a U-turn by employers' representatives on the Labour Advisory Board. Vice-chairman Stanley Lau Chin-ho, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1072657/employers-relent-law-bring-paternity-leave

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