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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449679/legal-aid-watchdog-pursues-new-blood
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503356/social-workers-threaten-legal-action-over-welfare-funding
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422161/expat-teachers-form-group-give-them-legal-muscle
  4. The future is in finance

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to commit crimes; arrests of prostitutes and illegal workers have risen. And after the shopping malls, Hong Kong has no long-term appeal. Hong Kong's real strength is its financial services. The Heritage Foundation ranks this city the world's freest economy. With its well-educated workforce and transparent legal system, Hong Kong should work to strengthen its role as an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441445/future-finance
  5. Late investment better than none

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Those approaching retirement age can easily find themselves without a workable financial plan or pension, because they left it too late due to poor planning or had 'unfortunate' past investment decisions. 'People reaching an age ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981621/late-investment-better-none
  6. Help for workers a step in the right direction

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their plight. Outdated household registration requirements deny them access to basic social services such as health care and schooling for their children after they leave their home provinces. Today, we report welcome news from Chongqing- the source of many migrants- where officials from 35 cities have agreed on co-operation to ease workers' access to legal aid. No longer will migrants have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599371/help-workers-step-right-direction
  7. We won't back civil service pay increases, says Liberal Party chief

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Jimmy Cheung

    ... to 5.59 per cent. After adjustments, the indicators for civil service pay increases range from 3.91 per cent to 4.96 per cent. A decision will be made by the Executive Council later. Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun said an earlier government study comparing civil service pay with that in the private sector showed civil servants were paid 5 per cent more. Now that the private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593859/we-wont-back-civil-service-pay-increases-says-liberal-party-chief
  8. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health ... the move would provide greater convenience to Hong Kong people and foreigners working or living in the city. Shenzhen will build a new hospital in the Nanshan district to provide medical services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576075/shenzhen-opens-its-health-care-services-hk-residents
  9. Elite Gurkha force leads field in security services

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Securicor Gurkha Services is celebrating its 10th anniversary as Asia's leading security service. Hong Kong's largest employer of the Nepalese community was founded ... Gurkhas is very limited these days,' says director of Gurkhas Services Glenn Tracey. 'We also recruit locals primarily from the disciplined services - from the police, customs, fire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420890/elite-gurkha-force-leads-field-security-services
  10. Civil service softens over criminal records

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Applicants for government jobs may not have to declare criminal convictions for much longer. The Legislative Council's security panel heard yesterday that the Civil Service Bureau ... of a person's criminal record. Acting Deputy Secretary for Security David Wong Fook-loy said the Civil Service Bureau was reviewing the requirement that applicants disclose criminal records. Democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421064/civil-service-softens-over-criminal-records

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