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  1. Legal aid watchdog pursues new blood

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Legal-aid monitors want to expand their advisory board to include representatives of consumer, social services and accounting sectors. This would give the Legal Aid Services ... Council has daily experience with them, so we want their feedback,' he said. The government was planning to submit amendments to the Legal Aid Services Council Ordinance next year to expand ...

  2. Lengthy hearing leaves professors with at least HK$7m in legal fees

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Liz Gooch The secretariat for the commission of inquiry yesterday revealed that the government had spent about HK$25 million on the 39-day inquiry. The costs included legal fees, staff remuneration for the secretariat and fees for interpreters and transcript services, the secretariat said. It also covered the cost of retaining counsel on behalf of Secretary ...

  3. Social workers threaten legal action over welfare funding

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Social workers yesterday mobilised their fight against the government's new funding arrangement for welfare organisations, announcing a protest on Sunday and the threat of legal ... to 31 per cent. They warned the public might have to pay more for welfare services. The alliance also vowed to take the matter to court as the pay cut caused by the changes could violate Article ...

  4. Flexibility may hold the key on doctors' hours

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excessively long shifts. Their reasoning was not entirely convincing, as the legal action could only take the form of a claim for compensation and would lead to a financial payout if the doctors won. ... launching an appeal. Should the case go back to court, both sides would have to spend more on legal fees, and a ruling in the doctors' favour might mean another hefty payout from the public ...

  5. Maids march to call for better legal protection

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 500 foreign domestic helpers and union activists took to the streets yesterday in a demonstration calling for better legal protection. Chanting slogans, the maids waved ... is introducing a statutory minimum wage for workers here, but overseas maids are excluded. Their legal minimum salary is HK$3,580 a month. The maids' unions argue that overseas domestic helpers have ...

  6. Legal aid network to help migrants

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Pact to tackle unpaid wages and injuries More than 30 mainland cities have signed a pact creating an inter-city legal aid network to provide migrant workers easier access to legal advice on everything from unpaid wages to compensation for work-related injuries. The so-called Chongqing Pact signed on Tuesday by government-sanctioned legal aid centres in 31 cities ...

  7. Expat teachers form group to give them legal muscle

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... will be highly varied with widely differing professional needs,' said an ETA spokesman, who added the prime aim was to offer funding and referral for legal advice and legal action. 'We expect a lot of demands on our funds for legal matters [and] do not intend to expend time or other resources on professional development and social activities.' Membership will cost $1,000 per ...

  8. Chairman of Housing Society in legal tussle

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... million and asked Mr Lee to pay the rest. 'If he [Mr Lee] signs the legal document with me, this $1.5 million cheque can immediately be cashed out,' Mr Chan said. 'I own 70 per cent ...

  9. Construction works disrupt PCCW service

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Customers of PCCW's broadband network Netvigator on Hong Kong Island were hit by a blackout yesterday when a fibre-optic cable was accidentally damaged during construction works. PCCW said the cable was damaged by construction workers unrelated to the company shortly after 1pm. Workers were repairing the cable and it expected the service would be resumed today. ...

  10. Domestic helpers enjoy few support services others take for granted

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Prakash Mahbubani's letter ('Give helpers minimum wage, but make them pay their own bills', January 17). I will shortly be in need of a domestic helper. Maybe I can hire him to work for me at (I will be generous) a monthly salary ...




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