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  1. Social workers go hungry for cause

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... will march from Wan Chai to government headquarters at 4pm today to hand a petition to Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and follow that with a candle-light vigil at Chater ...

  2. Child development scheme needs mentors

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... child will receive training valued at HK$15,000, including personal development training and guidance from mentors. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung conceded ...

  3. Public may be consulted on old-age grant revamp

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The government will consider consulting the public on a few options for revamping the old-age allowance system by the end of the year, a minister said yesterday. At a special meeting of the Legislative Council's welfare services panel, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung accepted lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing's demand that the government ...

  4. Multi-pronged approach to poverty, minister says

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government is taking a multi-pronged approach to tackling poverty. He was responding on ATV show Newsline yesterday to criticism that the government is not doing enough to help the poor. He said it was using measures including the competition law, Community Care Fund and statutory minimum wage to ease ...

  5. Welfare chief to look at unequal pay scales

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The new labour and welfare chief yesterday rejected calls to use money saved from funding cuts to non-government groups to increase the wages of their social workers. But Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung promised to meet social workers' groups within two weeks to discuss solutions to the problem of unequal pay between ...

  6. No probation for overseas domestic helpers

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo Labour officials ruled out a probation period for overseas domestic helpers, saying the current situation strikes a balance between the interests of employers and employees. In reply to a question from lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said many maids could not afford to travel to Hong Kong for a trial period, ...

  7. Jury still out on working hours

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government says it will not rule out a proposal from the labour sector to cap weekly working hours at 44. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government would not decide until its study on work hours was completed in one to two years. It was also waiting to see the effects of a minimum wage on business before deciding on the feasibility ...

  8. Government to license homes for disabled

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government plans to regulate care homes for people with disabilities by requiring them to be licensed. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told legislators yesterday the government would table an ordinance within the next few months to call for a licensing of all such care homes. Under the proposal, a care home will only be issued a licence ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More poor people to get transport subsidies with policy change

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo More working poor get subsidised commutes At least 100,000 more low-income workers are poised to receive subsidies for their transport costs following a change of mind by the government, a welfare group says. Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung now says he will accept applications to the Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme based ...

  10. Unemployment rate falls

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong's jobless rate has declined by 0.1 per cent, amid warnings that firms are getting more cautious. Census and Statistics Department figures showed the unemployment rate between May and July fell to 3.4 per cent, down from 3.5 per cent between April and June. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said ...




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