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  1. Foxconn and Honda examples of a new philosophy on wages

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... but the timeliness and the intensity. In short, Xinhua is acting like a real news agency. First, the sensational Foxconn suicides. In January, Xinhua reported the first case among the 450,000 employee ... Workers on the mainland are gaining new bargaining power, so the media say. 'Foxconn International gives its workers a 30 per cent pay rise after a spate of suicides' ... ...

  2. Jobs Roundup

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xinhuanet.com reports. Under the new policy, companies will not be able to retrench employees unless they meet at least one of a number of specific conditions. They have to satisfy the government ... will be the priority candidates when their former employers begin recruiting again. Pregnancy seen by many women as best way to hang on to work The economic turmoil has given birth to a new white collar ...

  3. What's happening and where

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 9 million new jobs should be created this year after the national unemployment rate decreased for the first time in five years. China's GDP increased by 9.5 per cent last year. According ... for not doing taxes There are more than 2,860 tax agencies and 62,000 certified tax agents on the mainland, figures from the Chinese Certified Tax Agents Association show. China's tax agent market ...

  4. What's happening and where

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... news Top technicians sent to France and Italy Nineteen of the country's top technicians headed for France and Italy on Sunday for 12 days of extra vocational training, China Youth ... rose 1.3 per cent to 2 per cent. Shanghai hospitals seek 300 new staff Hospitals throughout Shanghai will be on the lookout for senior medical staff at today's industry job fair. ...

  5. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's goal to keep its urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent this year is on target despite the disruption to the job market by the outbreak of Sars, says Minister of Labour and Social Security Zheng Silin. Mr Zheng, in his work report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday, said China had created 6.5 million jobs in the first nine ...

  6. Economic giant Shandong reports job losses

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Half of the cases concerned wages and another third involved social insurance and welfare issues. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday urged domestic companies to stay confident. China is trying ...

  7. Cadres spread word to private firms

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... private sector. 'The output and number of employees in the private sector makes it a force that cannot be ignored. More and more people are working for the sector as China trims its ... in urban areas. Private enterprise also contributes 70 to 80 per cent of tax revenue for local governments, according to the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Professor Wang compared ...

  8. Shenzhen officials order firm to set up trade union

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up their first trade union in China in late July. ...

  9. Cost of insuring against layoffs to decrease in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Guangzhou businesses will pay less every month to insure their workers against unemployment. Cui Renquan, head of the city's Bureau of Labour and Social Security, said the premiums would be 'reduced by a large margin starting from ...

  10. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Complaints about agencies providing domestic helpers are on the increase, with employers feeling cheated when new staff never arrive, quit within days of starting ... the employer the maid had found a new job in the city. The employer suspected the maid and the agency had conspired to cheat her out of the HK$2,549 air fare and the commission. The agency refused ...




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