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  1. No wages for workers, no New Year

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... In the first of a three-part series, Josephine Ma looks into the plight of migrant workers in China Migrant worker Liu Xinglun has been in self-exile during the past two Lunar New Year ... they will come swearing and yelling at my house during the Lunar New Year. Sometimes they stay at my home for a whole day and refuse to leave if I cannot pay them,' Mr Liu said. 'I am very ...

  2. 10 years of MPF - but who's cheering?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Ten years ago today, Hong Kong's government launched a pension plan aimed at enhancing the nest eggs of the territory's residents. As it celebrates its first decade, ... Hong Kong currently is home to seven million people; roughly half are in the workforce. By 2036, one in every five residents, or about two million people, will be over 65 years old. ...

  3. Homes with foreign help could get 7 levy-free years

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... in total if they took full advantage of the measure. The levy suspension applies to new or renewed employment contracts signed between August 1 this year and July 2013, under the five-year levy suspension proposal. 'The original two-year levy suspension relief measure became effective in August this year,' Ms Chan said. 'Employers who signed new or renewed contracts ...

  4. Pilots haven't had a pay rise in 10 years, even as inflation bites

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appear to understand the new unpaid leave scheme put forward by the company. For a start, the scheme that Cathay Pacific proposed to its employees does not favour pilots at all - as your ... over six months, while higher ranks such as pilots will forfeit as much as 15.4 per cent of their salary. Second, Cathay Pacific pilots have not had a pay rise in about 10 years, and in some ...

  5. Unions call for 5pc pay rise after dismal year

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Trade unions have called for pay rises of at least 5 per cent after a survey showed workers' salaries had increased by only 0.2 per cent this year while company ... Unions. The CTU recently surveyed 419 workers who earned an average of HK$10,000 a month. It found that more than 80 per cent had had their salaries frozen this year because of the financial ...

  6. Jobless rate drops to two-year low

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The number of HK people in work rises by 13,300 to reach a 16-month high Hong Kong's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in more than two years, buoying hopes ... in December 2001. The number of people with jobs also reached a 16-month high, rising by 13,300 to about 3.27 million in March. The increase in new jobs created is the largest in a single month since ...

  7. Government to cut 6,300 jobs next year

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Around 6,300 civil service posts will be cut over the next year, a new government report to the Legislative Council states. The paper also warns that 'additional ... that will be discussed by lawmakers next Monday, the Civil Service Bureau said that by January 31 this year the number of civil servants had been reduced to 172,865 from 198,000. 'With the continued efforts ...

  8. Beijing targets 14m jobs this year

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million new rural migrants who will move to cities and other areas in the next seven years. The government also will improve protection of migrants' rights, forcing employers to write labour ... government this year, nearly four times as many as last year. 'In 2004, the central government has plans to find employment for 9 million people, and re-employment for 5 million laid-off ...

  9. Jobless rate could fall to 6pc by year's end

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drop below 6 per cent by the end of this year, he added. Li Kui-wai, associate professor of economics and finance at City University, said the unemployment rate had fallen below the pre-Sars rate of 7.4 per cent recorded in January to March last year, which meant that the effect of the outbreak on Hong Kong's economy had faded away. 'However, I don't see many new ...

  10. Workers may see wage rise next year

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan HK professionals on the mainland can expect even higher salary increases Some Hong Kong workers may find their pay packets a little fatter next year after having their wages frozen this year. And Hongkongers working on the mainland can expect bigger pay rises next year, according to a survey by the Hong Kong People Management Association. But do not expect ...




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