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  1. Women make worst customers: survey

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Women are four times more troublesome as customers than men, who are, however, more aggressive and sometimes threatening, according to a survey of frontline ... that their female customers were 'more troublesome'. The Vital Employee Service Consultancy conducted a survey of 500 employees in October. 'Women are prone to express their emotions,' ...

  2. Leadership schemes for women still on hold

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Numerous studies have documented the vast under-representation of women in senior management. But despite the disparity, many Hong Kong companies still lack specific programmes to address the issue. According to a recent survey by Mercer, 46 per cent of firms sampled in Hong Kong have no targeted development initiatives for women leaders. While the precise reasons for this have yet ...

  3. More jobs for women than in US, study finds

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Women in China have more opportunities to participate in the workforce, secure quality jobs and access efficient health-care services than those in the US, a survey on the gap ... in recent years, including guaranteeing women's rights to lease and manage contracted land in rural areas. The Marriage Law was also revised to include basic provisions outlawing domestic ...

  4. Labour laws 'unfair to women'

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's labour laws are discriminatory as they force women to retire five years earlier than men, according to a delegate at the ninth conference of the All China Women's Federation. Xia Yinlan, a professor of the Political Science and Law University in Beijing and a member of a taskforce drafting a new law on the matter, told state media that women too should ...

  5. Women continue to rise to the challenge of finding work

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The traditional notion of men as sole breadwinner and women as housewives has come under challenge, with new statistics showing a drop in the employment rate among men, while more women are joining the workforce. According to the government's 'Women and Men in Hong Kong Key Statistics' report, which was released yesterday, employment rates among women have edged up ...

  6. Mothers enjoy protection

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Working and pregnant? Read on to find out what benefits to expect when you're expecting, here and abroad. Under Hong Kong law, pregnant women are entitled to 10 weeks' maternity ... pregnancy,' Ng says. 'This protection extends to the period after the employee has returned to work from her maternity leave.' Nonetheless, Hong Kong women are often deterred from working ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a labour contract. One of women said the company promised to pay commissions on flats it sold on top of a fixed basic monthly salary, but the commission was halved without warning. The women decided to quit on Monday, but the employer refused to pay them their salaries. The standoff lasted two hours and ended when the developer paid the women as police officers looked on. Kelly Chan ...

  8. Bank initiatives raise interest for employees

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... Established financial institution finds new ways to ensure its workforce is diverse and well taken care of, writes May George Best Company for Women: HSBC The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has been chosen as this year's Best Company for Women at the Women of Influence Awards 2007, beating multinational company Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. One judge said the main ...

  9. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are fuelled partly by a labour shortage. The Indonesian government has raised the minimum age for applications to work as a maid overseas to 21 and the Philippine government to 23, meaning fewer women ...

  10. Ex-Cathay cabin crew lose claim for damages over 'unfair' contracts

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... for female cabin attendants. Male flight attendants at the time were allowed to keep working until they were 55. All the women worked up until their compulsory retirement dates, but took up yearly extension contracts for up to five years in ground-based positions. After those contracts expired, the women left the airline. By that time, however, Hong Kong had enacted the Sexual Discrimination ...




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