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  1. Council boss not guilty of threat

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The head of the Productivity Council was cleared yesterday of threatening to fire a union chairman if a sacked union member staged a protest against his dismissal. Kowloon City Court found Wilson Fung Wing-yip, 45, the council's executive director, not guilty of breaching an Employment Ordinance provision that guarantees members or officers of a union the right ...

  2. Council boss 'threatened' union official

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The head of the Hong Kong Productivity Council threatened a top union member who had just been sacked not to stir up trouble, saying he could 'play tricks' too, a court heard yesterday. That was what Ho Chi-wing said the council's executive director, Wilson Fung Wing-yip, told him one week after he was dismissed from his position as a council audio-visual ...

  3. Menstrual blood 'fed to employer'

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An Indonesian domestic helper appeared in court yesterday accused of trying to put menstrual blood in her employer's food. Indra Ningsih, 26, was charged with one count of administering a poison or other destructive or noxious substance with an intent to injure. According to details on the charge sheet, Ningsih attempted to feed menstrual blood to her employer, a woman ...

  4. Few expect pay increase

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Only 7 per cent of Hongkongers expect a pay rise this year, well down from 36 per cent last year, according to a survey by the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood. Pay cuts are expected by 28 per cent, up from 5 per cent last year, according to the annual poll based on telephone interviews with 355 people, who blamed the financial crisis ...

  5. Unionists demand job creation

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Unionists took to the streets in two protests yesterday, demanding the government provide jobs and protect employees during the financial crisis. Fifty members of six unions representing construction workers marched from Chater Garden in Central to government headquarters in a rally organised by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. They said that because ...

  6. EOC to help worker fired after maternity leave

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A woman who was fired when she came back from maternity leave lodged a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission yesterday. Ms Chan discussed her case with EOC chairman Raymond Tang Yee-bong. She was notified of her dismissal in a call a week before she was due back at work. Her employer, a toy firm, gave her the official notice the day she returned. The Labour ...

  7. Nestle union seeks better pay and hours

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Nestle's month-old union pressed the company for recognition and better pay and work hours yesterday, in a second round of talks backed by a brief workers' sit-in. The union brought a list of 10 demands to the table, the most important of which were an increase in base salary, shorter hours, and recognition for the union. It also asked for more protection ...

  8. Flight attendants want Cathay prosecuted

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Cathay Pacific flight attendants have demanded that the Labour Department prosecute the airline for allegedly underpaying or not paying for holiday leave. About 70 members of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union demonstrated in front of parent company Swire Pacific's headquarters at Pacific Place yesterday and marched to the government offices ...

  9. Tin Shui Wai to get economic boost with HK$8.5m centre for construction training

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An HK$8.5 million training facility for construction workers is being built in Tin Shui Wai, the first of several projects aimed at injecting life into the poor area. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, secretary for development, yesterday said a site, next to the Wetland Park, had been designated for the facility, which would be run by the Construction Industry Council. ...

  10. More stoppages on way, warns union leader

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man More workers are likely to strike in the next five months if the Labour Department does not step in, a union leader said. 'We will see more and more of these cases by the end of this year,' said Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council chairman Lee Kwok-keung. 'These workers have already reached a very high degree of suffering, and the government ...




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