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  1. Medical costs

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has chosen six financing options in its report on health-care funding. Do you agree with critics who argue that the proposals would put too heavy a tax burden on the middle class? Write to us. ...

  2. Exodus of expats would cripple supporting sectors of economy

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Saudi Arabia's globally vital oil industry would not collapse with a sudden exodus of foreigners, but experts warned yesterday that key supporting sectors of the economy would halt if worsening terrorism forced millions ...

  3. The Scrooge class

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... many of the primitive thinkers among Hong Kong's ruling class really believe. They have spent decades resisting the establishment of a minimum wage for the understandable reason ... proposed to up the ante in a way that imposes a direct burden on the employing class who have been told that they and they alone will be responsible for keeping wages above levels where survival ...


    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Many people, including some from the middle class, still suffer from unemployment, job insecurity and other pains brought about by economic adjustments.' 'We fully appreciate the hardship and feelings of those who are unemployed and will try our utmost to help them enter the job market. But we also understand that real economic growth is the key to effectively ...

  5. Sars, bird flu to be classed work-related infections

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Workers will find it easier to get payouts after changes to occupational illness list Sars and bird flu will be deemed occupational diseases in Hong Kong- making it easier for workers to claim compensation from employers if they catch either vi ...

  6. Class sizes will not shrink before 2007, says official

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The standard number of pupils in a class will not be reduced before 2007, a senior education official said at a City Forum yesterday. Rejecting teachers' calls to reduce class sizes in primary schools, Cheng Yan-chee, deputy secretary of the Education and Manpower Bureau, said the government would only consider reducing class sizes after whole-day primary schooling was fully ...

  7. Wage calls grow as wealth gap widens

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of households earning less than HK$4,000 and more than HK$40,000 a month had also risen, sparking fears of the development of an 'M-shaped economy' where the middle class disappears. Sze Lai-shan, of the society for community organisation, said the disparity could be due to the minimal protection of salaries for the working class. She said workers had encountered difficulties in job ...

  8. Protests greet impasse on United pay talks

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Kong, said. 'Our demands are modest: pay, health care and retirement that meet middle-class standards, and working conditions that allow us to provide the best for United's passengers. ...

  9. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but psychiatrist Pan Pey-chyou wants to dispel this myth and raise awareness among middle-class professionals that they also have labour rights. Dr Pan, who is a consultant doctor at United Christian ... many middle-class and professional workers forget that they are, too,' he said. 'We share similar interests with grass-roots labourers.' He noted that middle-class employees ...

  10. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... not only the grass roots but also the middle class, were exceptionally high and that something must be done to remedy the situation. She said the CTU estimated 10,000 would join its march. Ip ...




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