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  1. Letters

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pay discrepancy I note with interest the letter from Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph W. P. Wong ('Reform the civil service', September 10), which states that civil service pay has been reduced by up to 4.42 per cent while new recruits' salaries have fallen by up to 31 per cent. There would seem to be some discrepancy between existing and new pay scales. ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shame Ken Thorley, the writer of the letter headlined 'War appeal' (September 11), should look up the word 'shame' in the dictionary. The French, German and Russian governments have no shame. They opposed the war in Iraq for financial gains and not for moral reasons. They had been conducting profitable business with Iraq's dictator, Saddam Hussein, who ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... International community We refer to the letter 'Expats and residency' (August 11) and fundamentally disagree with the contention that 'if all us expats decide to pack up and leave, Hong Kong would not miss a beat'. Hong Kong's international community is responsible for employing more than 40 per cent of the workforce. Working hand in hand with the local ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... otherwise was a serious and commendable piece of journalism. PAUL MOUNSEY, Mid-Levels Stingy bosses I refer to the letters of K. K. Chan ('Maids' salaries: how we compare', July 21) ...

  5. 100 HSBC staff fired as part of bigger cull

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at HSBC reported that some of their colleagues had received employment termination letters yesterday. 'At the information technology unit, more than 10 people were fired, roughly 10 per cent ... people, like expat staff, also got letters. Some have been paid up to six months' pay as compensation.' HSBC last night denied there had been any mass layoffs. 'The rumours about ...

  6. Unions slam 'most caring' award made to Cathay

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... caring companies. The letter is signed by the leaders of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association, the Dragonair Pilots Association, and the Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flight attendants associations and says they object most strongly to the Total Caring Award. Cathay Pacific has hit back at the letter, calling the criticisms unfounded and irresponsible and an unwarranted slight ...

  7. Entertainment workers rally over workplace smoking ban

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... It took less than 15 minutes for the protesters to hand in their letters to a representative of the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, York Chow Yat-ngok, and then turn back to Chater Garden. Lim Ho-kwan, organiser of the Entertainment Business Rights Concern Group, said his group had previously written a petition letter to the health minister. But Mr Lim said the bureau had ...

  8. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... action but in which cockpit crew would work to the letter of their contracts and refuse additional duties. The DPA represents 90 per cent of the airline's pilots. The move could come ...

  9. Helpers' visas now easier to renew

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... expire. Under the new arrangements, applicants will normally be notified by letter within 10 working days of the lodging of the application when they can collect the extension label. ... of stay Fewer documents are required for the application, down from the current eight documents to only four Applicants will receive a collection letter within 10 working days. Applicants ...

  10. City Briefs

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into the Morse Park Swimming Pool. District Councillor Joe Lai Wing-ho, who organised the protest, said the group handed a letter to the Transport Department which called for the existing steel fence ...




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