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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has agreed to meet the city's largest lifeguard union- after threats to close down swimming pools and beaches for days at a time. Following a series of one-day actions in protest at a lack of manpower, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596280/lifeguards-get-meeting-after-new-strike-threat
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong's street cleaners being deprived of basic employment benefits

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... process every two years. That means that every two years most of their staff contracts come to an end, and while the street sweepers' work continues uninterrupted, they find themselves new ... this illustrates how this government subcontracting system is cheating these lowest-level labourers out of their labour protection," said Ng. "They have new contracts under what is sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597101/street-cleaners-short-term-contracts-deprived-benefits
  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Workers for Taiwan firm that supplies Apple end strike over cuts to bonus

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:28pm by He Huifeng, Lawrence Chung

    ... In previous years, the company gave 700 yuan and distributed coupons for mooncakes, they said. The next day thousands of workers at another unit, Wintek (China) Technology, located in the Songshan ... already committed to cut their own pay by 10 to 30 per cent. He said that for all companies, cash bonuses for the Lunar New Year, the Dragon Boat festival and Mid-Autumn Festival usually reflected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590104/16000-chinese-factory-workers-strike-after-receiving-banana-and-chicken
  4. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... The 49-year-old was released last month and is currently unemployed. Meng said he had no choice: he'd been hired by an agency to work as a contract guard in the hospital. Unlike other security ... that many say have hurt Guangdong's economy, and that it would advance labour rights throughout China. In the spring, as many as 40,000 workers laid down their tools at Yue Yuen Industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... Swimming Pool, Lam Tin Swimming Pool New Territories: Tung Chung Swimming Pool The following swimming pools are partially open: Hong Kong Island: Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, Kennedy Town Swimming ... Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool, Kwun Tong Swimming Pool New Territories: Jockey Club Yan Oi Tong Swimming Pool, Tuen Mun North West Swimming Pool, Shing Mun Valley Swimming Pool, Tsing Yi Swimming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588074/lifeguard-strike-affect-holiday-swimmers-pools-and-beaches-hit
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards strike and swim in protest over pay and conditions

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Pools and beaches shut down as a third of city's lifesavers walk off the job over staffing and pay Lifeguards strike makes waves Just over half of the city's 81 public swimming pools and beaches were closed or wi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588859/lifeguards-strike-and-swim-protest-over-pay-and-conditions
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... reported in 2010 that 80 per cent of the 106 countries it studied had working hours limits. The United Nations agency promotes a standard 40-hour working week, with employers paying at least 25 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582389/standard-working-hours-good-productivity-jobs
  8. News - China Insider - LABOUR

    Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... being dragged away from the scene by police. Ningbo’s Container Transportation Association told the Qianjiang Evening News that it had already decided to raise the present guide rate for transport workers by 12 per cent after multiple rounds of negotiations that started in July. The new rates were due to be implemented on Friday. But the association said that transportation rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1578605/strike-container-truck-drivers-brings-ningbo-road-standstill
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Discrimination rife at work in Hong Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission finds in study

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... new immigrants, 10 per cent because they were pregnant; 9 per cent due to marital status; 4 per cent on disability; three per cent on race; and 0.2 per cent on sexual orientation. Some 17 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585320/discrimination-rife-work-eoc-study-finds
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... Employment Agencies Federation, which oversees the conduct of agencies, to strengthen guarantees of protection for migrant workers. So far, one agency has signed a memorandum of understanding ... temporarily stopped sending workers," federation vice-chairman Soe Myint Aung, told the South China Morning Post. "The Ministry of Labour asked us to sign MOUs and then it will reconsider ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564464/myanmar-looks-ready-send-out-maids-again

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