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    Poverty line will be drawn this year, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung promises

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pledge to draw poverty line this year Hong Kong's official poverty line will be drawn this year, welfare chief Matthew Cheung Kin-chung promised ... Cheung said. He said that the government's step towards drawing a poverty line showed that the administration was determined to tackle the issue. "The [poverty] line will help us ...

  2. Training boost for school leavers

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... of [severe acute respiratory syndrome], it is still severe,' Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said at the launch-cum-award ceremony for the most improved trainees ... support. Mr Cheung said the integration of the two programmes would enable services to scale new heights and expand their scope. 'The integrated programme will operate on a larger scale ...

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    Part-time employee benefit proposals still under consideration

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 06:23pm by Phila Siu

    ... earlier. We have not taken a stance on which proposal to choose,” said Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung on Wednesday at a Legislative Council manpower panel meeting ...

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    Three days off is enough for new dads, says minister

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. Under the proposal, new fathers would get three days off on 80 per cent pay- the same benefit as sick or work injury leave, Cheung told ... Unions lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing. Cheung responded that the proposal was just a starting point, suggesting adjustments could be made once the law was passed. The plan has yet to go before ...

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    Legco panel approves transport subsidy scheme

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 03:28pm by Phila Siu

    ... in the filibuster-hobbled Finance Committee. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said on Monday the government may rearrange the order in which proposals are tabled in the Finance Committee, ... month, and for a two-person family from HK$14,105 to HK$14,526. Cheung said the government would consider rearranging the order of proposals tabled to the Finance Committee. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, October 19, 2012

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to introduce a bill for standard working hours was voted down due to lack of support from functional lawmakers. Labour minister Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said it would "perhaps be unrealistic" to put forward such a bill in the next one to two years. Labour Party lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che put the motion and the vote came after almost six hours of debate. In the Beijing loyalist ...

  7. Labour board agrees to extend wages fund to cover holiday pay

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... off. The maximum amount that can be claimed for leave is HK$10,500. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung welcomed the move and said he expected the proposal to be passed ...

  8. Shen plots Asian summit for youngster wong Kin-chung

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Short-distance cyclist Wong Kin-chung, who clinched two gold medals at last weekend's All China National Track Race, is Hong Kong's leading hope to match Asia's top ... time-trial race and keirin. He also finished third in the sprint race. 'Wong Kin-chung's performance was very good. He was one of the sprinters we started training and putting resources ...

  9. Errant eateries put under scrutiny

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... disputes have been put on a new government watch list, the labour chief revealed yesterday. Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said his bureau started keeping ... within six months. 'Some of the restaurants suffered management problems, others owed employees salaries or had disputes about taking leave or the roster, Mr Cheung said. 'If we receive ...

  10. Travel subsidy move may sway lawmakers

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday an additional 106,000 people would be covered by the scheme, bringing the total to 436,000. The monthly allowance ranges from HK$300 to HK$600, depending on the number of working hours. Cheung announced the modifications after intense behind-the-scenes lobbying yesterday, when 35 legislators threatened not to vote ...




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