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  1. It's time to look after mainland workers

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or embracing capitalism, it is clear that the nation can only move steadily forward if wages are fair, working conditions reasonable and rights are protected. Spreading strikes indicate that some workers have had enough. It is not clear whether some of the unrest is sanctioned by authorities. The most recent strikes seem aimed at foreign or Taiwanese-owned ventures. The party ...

  2. Call to strike ethnic status from I.D. cards

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A senior official has urged the central government to make a host of changes to its ethnic affairs policies, including scrapping the 'ethnicity' category from people's identity cards and expanding mixed-ethn ...

  3. Increasing reliance on nuclear energy is not the answer for HK

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the event, given that it is a city which shamelessly calls nuclear energy clean and which has shown no expertise in combating climate change. Recently, the government proposed adopting a carbon-intensity reduction target of 50 per cent to 60 per cent by 2020 (based on 2005 levels) while increasing Hong Kong's reliance on nuclear energy by expanding it significantly from the current 23 ...

  4. Factory workers strike over Hitachi unit's sale

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Japanese oppressing Chinese employees'. The workers are also disputing arrangements and payments for overtime work, which were previously cited as reasons for Hailiang workers striking ... and Shenzhen's trade union. The strike follows one that broke out last week in Shekou industrial zone in Nanshan district, where more than 1,000 workers protested against circuit-board maker Topsearch ...

  5. Hunger strike man tells of failing health

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com As a hunger strike at Hong Kong's biggest immigration detention centre continues, one of the men taking part has told of his declining health after refusing ... Amador he would continue to strike, taking only milk tea and water, until he was released on bail. The inmate, who said he began the strike on August 19, is one of five who are refusing meals ...

  6. Inmates go on hunger strike

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Fears have been voiced over the health of five inmates- all believed to be asylum seekers- who are on a hunger strike at Hong Kong's biggest immigration ... and a man whose claim for asylum was rejected were also on the hunger strike. The protest began 34 days ago, and three of the 'very thin' protesters are from India and two from Pakistan. ...

  7. Milk activist tells of force-feeding on hunger strike

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the South China Morning Post he said he had been force-fed while on hunger strike. Yesterday, in a continuing crackdown on activists, Zhao was taken away by police from his home in Beijing, his ... on November 14. Zhao was on a hunger strike to protest against his sentence. 'They used mainland-produced milk powder during the first force-feeding. I threw up for half an hour.' Zhao ...

  8. Collective bargaining. No strikes

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... as part of efforts to protect workers' rights after a string of strikes across the mainland and work-related suicides at Foxconn's Shenzhen plants. The proposal, submitted ... strikes, the destruction of production lines and company property, the blocking of roads and factory entrances, and the besieging of bosses by workers demanding wage rises. 'Entrepreneurs ...

  9. Need to strike balance on the minimum wage

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is one of the last hold-outs against a minimum wage. When the government's last-ditch stand, a voluntary 'wage protection movement' for low-paid cleaners and security guards, failed to get employer support, there was little altern ...

  10. Wage reports lead to factory strike

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 2,000 assembly line workers in Dongguan staged a three-day strike after state newspapers reported that authorities were considering raising the manufacturing ... the domino effect of a pay rise would undermine other manufacturers,' a senior manager told the Southern Metropolis News. Authorities blamed the strike on the newspaper reports, published a day ...




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