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  1. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    Sacked insurance staff stage protest at HSBC offices in Shanghai

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... HSBC's cost-saving plan hit a rough patch in Shanghai yesterday as dozens of laid-off sales staff at its life insurance joint venture protested at the bank's headquarters. HSBC Life ... offered alternative arrangements with Allianz. HSBC also distributes life insurance products for Allianz on the mainland. However, the employees thought otherwise, as they gathered ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... lifeguard for almost a decade. "We are professional life savers and it’s us who fill the 12-minute gap before paramedics arrive," Tsui said. "What angers me most ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... would mean staff had a better work-life balance and more job satisfaction, said Jon Messenger, senior research officer with the International Labour Organisation. But businesses could see costs ...


    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... of them have already returned home, as they could not get used to life here. The recruitment agency that brought the first group of helpers from Bangladesh says that one in five of them has gone ... already gone home. "Some of them left because they could not get used to the life here. Some did not tell us the reasons and only said they wanted to go home. Working here was probably ...

  5. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... guards, he was paid just 1,100 yuan [HK$1,400] a month when he started in 2010, about 1,200 yuan less than those hired directly by the hospital. The hospital contributed to his social insurance ... of them on their social insurance. The strike cost the company 167 million yuan. With tensions rising, the Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions proposed the draft rules, first made public ...

  6. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... in Dongguan shows that supervisors were the first to challenge senior plant leaders about the social insurance contributions that became the focus of the dispute. Hong Kong-listed Yue Yuen Industrial ... of contributions to social insurance in late March, a few weeks before the strike began. The supervisor and colleagues spread word among workers, who then went to look up their social insurance ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... since 1999, says the census department. Wages have boomed in other industries. The figures show that real pay for insurance employees is 57.7 per cent higher than in 1999; financial mediation ...

  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 07:19pm by Echo Hui

    ... such as insurance. The workers are demanding a one-time lump sum as compensation. Police took issue with one of Lin’s online postings claiming there was a strike at Shijie township, possibly inspired ...

  9. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... to compete with Chinese banks and Chinese insurance companies and Chinese software companies," said William Overholt, president of the Fung Global Institute in Hong Kong. "We're ...

  10. News - China - LABOUR

    China will 'inevitably' raise retirement age, says labour ministry

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 03:48am by MANDY ZUO

    ... population," ministry spokesman Li Zhong said. Under mainland law, men retire at 60 and women at 50. Li said this should be changed to keep pace with rising life expectancy, which today is 75. Li said ... and health insurance?"   ...




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