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  1. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Minimum Wage

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung After a long wait and much debate, Hong Kong is expected to get its minimum wage law this year. It hasn't been easy. Labour unions, economists and officials have offered competing ideas on how much it should be and its impact on the job market. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (pictured), the secretary for labour and welfare, says his top priority will be getting the new ...

  2. Crane operators pass safety inspection

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Labour Department inspectors have completed a city-wide inspection of crane operations at 215 sites and found no faults. But Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, the secretary for Labour and Welfare, said 10 summonses were issued to site owners for other safety violations. A training course will be held with the Construction Industry Training Authority next month to enhance safety ...

  3. More transparency needed on accident inquiries, says unionist

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... snapped in half, throwing him out of the cabin, which was 50 metres above the ground. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said he understood the union's concern ...

  4. Bid to raise CSSA payout to go to Legco

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung says a proposal to increase the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance payout by 4.7 per cent will go to the Legislative Council this week. Mr Cheung said the proposed adjustment level was reasonable because it was pegged to the inflation rate. He also said disabled workers had been consulted ...

  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. Paul Tang lined up as next labour chief

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Director of Social Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai is set to succeed Matthew Cheung Kin-chung as permanent secretary for economic development and labour next month- seen as a hot seat with two difficult issues to tackle. Mr Tang, 50, has held a variety of posts since joining the civil service but has had no direct experience of labour matters. His previous post ...

  7. Unionists call for pay rises of 8pc

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be 5.2 per cent by the end of this year. Lee said company directors had benefited disproportionately from corporate profits. Labour Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday he believed ...

  8. Delivery workers rally for injury payouts

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to pressure the company to accept their demands. They were also seeking a meeting with Commissioner for Labour Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching and Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung ...

  9. Subcontractors take big bite of workers' pay

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... to outsource their work to as many as four levels of subcontractors, he said. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the exploitation of construction workers was a structural ...

  10. Employment numbers paint brighter picture

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... from 2.4 per cent to 2.5 per cent. Those most affected work in the construction, and professional and business services sectors. The secretary for labour and welfare, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, ...




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