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  1. Maids demand direct renewal of contracts

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 150 Indonesian domestic helpers joined a rally yesterday demanding their consulate handle the renewal of contracts brought about by the levy suspension directly with migrant workers instead of involving recruitment agencies. They complained that agencies charged up to HK$500. ...

  2. Prejudice haunts disabled workers

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... up a system under which assessments could be carried out to determine workers' capabilities at new jobs, which could be paid at different levels from the minimum HK$28 an hour. Research ... social welfare recipients, new migrants and families earning less than HK$5,000 a month. Their employment rate remained relatively static. Additionally, the number of new jobs for those ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Due to an editing error, a story in yesterday's business section incorrectly reported that Dongguan had raised the minimum monthly salary for migrant workers. In fact, the minimum salary remains at 770 yuan a month; however, due to a labour shortage, at least one factory has raised the minimum salary, paying 900 yuan a month. ...

  4. Factories struggle to keep skilled workers

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

    ... Hong Kong businessman Ronnie Cheung squirms as he watches an army of migrant workers queuing in front of Shenzhen's train station, waiting to buy tickets home for the Lunar New Year. ... across the Pearl River Delta share the same concerns around this time every year as hundreds of thousands of migrant workers pack up and head home. When the Lunar New Year holiday is over, 10 ...

  5. Consulate rejects direct processing

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... agencies to charge workers for renewals. Labour attache Sri Setiweti said recruitment agencies must sign a statement that they have not charged helpers before the consulate endorses the contract. Eni Lestari, spokesman for the United Indonesians Against Overcharging, said the consulate was 'anti-migrant worker' for disallowing direct processing. ...

  6. Creating jobs still the key issue, minister says

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and service sectors in the east,' Yin said, adding that the problem was spreading westwards too. Many migrant workers were choosing to stay closer to home as development spread from the east, he said. The new generation of migrant workers was also more demanding and forcing factories in richer eastern areas to raise wages more steeply to attract staff, Yin said. Rising labour and raw ...

  7. Business - China Business - EMPLOYMENT

    Jobs in world's factory lose allure

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih, Anita Lam

    ... migrant workers to return for work. Sunny Ho Lap-kee, executive director of the Hong Kong Shippers' Council, said the pool of workers in the delta's factories would shrink by at least 20 ... labour laws, workers in Guangdong can no longer work as many extra hours as before, so many migrant workers prefer to work in their hometown where they can stay with their families," he ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    More people from financially troubled countries move to work in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... provided a steady stream of new migrants, with 411 visas approved so far this year, up from 382 last year. While the number of Britons granted work visas up until November this year was 3,815- ... granted work visas, up from 1,819 between January and June. A similar trend was also evident for Irish workers, with 144 work visas granted between July and November, up from the 115 in the first ...

  9. Low wages ensure mainland keeps competitive edge on labour

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... earlier this month. Extrapolating the results, the survey claimed that of the country's 120 million or so migrant workers, 53.7 per cent had signed labour contracts and 30.6 per cent had not. ... information from dozens of local bureaucracies about the lives of migrant workers in 11 provinces. Local officials usually put a rosy spin on the news they send back to Beijing, but it's hard ...

  10. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Shrinking jobs needs ease GDP pressures

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Shrinking jobs needs lower GDP pressures The slowdown in the economy isn't making it any easier for Liu Fengling to hire 10 experienced welders this year for his Zhuhai heating-equipment maker. Liu has managed to find just three employees even with the economy in its deepest slowdown since the global financial crisis. "The scenario when migrant workers will throng ...




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