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  1. Lifeguards' rights not breached, says official

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Department says letter telling strikers of loss of pay not against the Basic Law The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has defended the letter it issued to lifeguards who staged a strike this month, saying it did not breach Basic Law provisions protecting unions' right to strike. The letter said the department would deduct a day's pay for not reporting ...

  2. Contractors warned over sackings

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has told Legco two contractors had been warned by letter after they sacked labour relations officers from public works sites without the consent of engineers or architects. She said public works contracts would be introduced, setting out guidelines on the employment of such officers at public works sites. ...

  3. Families march to urge scrapping of maid levy

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 60 employers of foreign domestic helpers and their children marched from the Legislative Council to the Central Government Offices demanding that the maid levy be scrapped. Some protesters wore black or white T-shirts showing disappointment over the government only suspending the levy for two years instead of scrapping it. They handed over a letter to a police ...

  4. Newspaper bomb fires freedom concerns

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... as it was being opened by his secretary, causing her minor facial injuries. A letter delivered with it, along with a bouquet, denounced executives of the newspaper as 'a bunch of scumbags' for an unspecified action in October, and demanded a $30 million donation to the Community Chest within three days. The letter threatened 'far more severe' attacks if the paper did 'this sort ...

  5. PCCW unpaid leave offer splits unions

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... proposed. Staff making more than HK$18,000 would have to take 2 days of unpaid leave a month, while those making less than HK$10,000 would not be affected. Letters informing employees about the plan ... after it received a letter from management that PCCW had no plans for further layoffs. 'The letter has given an assurance to our staff who care about job security the most,' he said. ...

  6. Unions set for new talks after PCCW work-to-rule

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

    ... effective, as the company calls for a meeting on the same day.' Another union, the PCCW Employees General Union, an affiliate of the Federation of Trade Unions, received a letter from the company yesterday. Union chairman Leung Ting-to said the protest seemed effective, as PCCW had adopted a softer stance in the letter concerning its layoffs plan. 'The company says ...

  7. Stamps spell out that message for a loved one

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the letters on the alphabet stamps by portraying items that most people use in their daily lives, to create a feeling of closeness and familiarity. 'Alphabets are close to our hearts, as everyone in Hong Kong started learning ABC when they were little kids. So, I tried to think of items which we use every day to suit the shape of the letters, when I started my design.' He said he ...

  8. Privacy commissioner challenges drug-test plan

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Joshua But The Privacy Commissioner has raised serious doubts about the legality of the government's planned drug-testing programme in schools in a letter to Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung. Commissioner Roderick Woo Bun said in his letter yesterday that under Hong Kong law, students' parents or guardians had no authority to consent to testing- ...

  9. Henry Tang backs Mui Wo rehab school

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... needs.' Meanwhile, 31 lawmakers, mostly pan-democrats, yesterday signed a letter urging the government to give the vacant site to the college, and the letter will be submitted to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen later this week. Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong and Federation of Trade Union lawmakers have not signed the letter. ...

  10. Canadian community mourns death of school principal at 55

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Canadian International School of Hong Kong students yesterday mourned the loss of their principal, Alan Dick, who died on Sunday. News of Dick's death was announced in a letter to parents from Dave McMaster, head of the school, and Anthony Chow, who chairs the board of governors. The letter said Dick had been taken ill earlier last week. His condition ...




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