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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Community service for employer after workers overstate lost pay

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Loretta Fong and Agnes Lam A businessman who incited 32 former workers of a failed hotpot restaurant to overstate their outstanding salaries in their application to an insolvency fund has been sentenced to 160 hours of community service. Alfred Chan Yuen-lung, 45, was earlier convicted in Kowloon City Court of one count of incitement to commit fraud on July 10, 2007. The court ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Civil service pay- too much, or a way of curbing corruption?

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are well paid not to ensure they work efficiently, but for a much more important reason. The government provides us with different services. Its work is done by civil servants. Corruption may occur ... policy and has a world-renowned reputation for clean government. If such a policy works I see no reason to change it. Also some civil service jobs put people under severe pressure, ...




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