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  1. Backward industry needs a refit

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A worker is fighting for his life after being electrocuted while carrying out repair work in the Legco building at the new government headquarters. It was the second time a construction worker suffered serious injuries at the Tamar site. As a government construction site, its safety standards are probably better than those in private projects. So these accidents should ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... today and Saturday. More than 670,000 passengers, many of them migrant workers, have left Beijing for the journey home during the holiday. Earlier this week, authorities in Beijing handed out ...

  3. Canada joins guest workers scheme

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Hongkongers aged 18 to 30 will be able to live and work in Canada for a year under a new working holiday arrangement reached in the city yesterday. Young Canadians will have the same privileges in Hong Kong. There will be 200 places under the ...

  4. Minor tweak to an uninspiring legacy

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... growth. Stagnation of real income for the average household is not unique to Hong Kong. It lies behind the appeal that the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement has to so many ordinary workers ... account of Hong Kong's labour needs when determining the issue of one-way permits. That does not mean fewer, but Hong Kong has a right to expect migrants with skills rather than unskilled ...

  5. HK struggling to lure expats

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are increasingly picking Singapore as a location over Hong Kong and that the erstwhile 'fragrant harbour' is losing its attraction when compared with other regional financial centres. Migrant ... speech. He promised to modify the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, which attempts to attract moneyed, educated foreigners, and make it more attractive to mainland and overseas talent. ...

  6. Tsang shows again how to rule with a ham fist

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... their employee's pockets was destined for a local workers' retraining fund. A combination of legal challenges and official cluelessness over how to deploy this fund has resulted in more than HK$4 ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a classical music etiquette campaign to educate concertgoers? Jonathan Mok, Aberdeen Welcome mainland workers Hong Kong will face a labour shortage by 2018. As the city moves towards becoming ... overseas and from the mainland if we wish to expand the labour force. We should welcome these people and not discriminate against migrants from the mainland. Hongkongers will find they are more ...

  8. Workers more efficient over five days: civil service chief

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Civil servants can work more efficiently and serve citizens better by not having to work on Saturdays, the city's 6.9 million residents have been promised on the eve of implementation of a five-day week. The new working week would also ...

  9. Angry workers march on Tsang's residence

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Jasmine Wang and Martin Wong They demand help to get unpaid wages after contractor shut out of sites Angry workers, locked out of three building sites after the Housing ... between workers and officials from the buildings, housing and labour departments resulted in the government agreeing only to settle $2 million of the $8.43 million in wages owed to several hundred ...

  10. Tsang's chance to protect the weak- Indonesian maids

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not get one- and so do not abuse one; Blacklist those families which do not pay maids properly; Ensure that when these migrant workers arrive in Hong Kong, they owe no debts to their employment ... It must also be a matter of regret that the Indonesian Consulate-General does so little to stand up for the legal and moral rights of its abused workers. This simply reflects the indifference ...




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