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  1. Social grants system worth keeping, says panel

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The controversial lump-sum grant system that has been used in the social welfare sector for seven years is worth keeping but needs improvement, a review panel has said. The five-member independent review committee was appointed by the government in January to assess how effective the subvention system was after several thousand social workers took to the streets last ...

  2. Regulator aims for market-driven system

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the socialist-style pension system into a market-driven operation, but also pursuit of higher returns. Official data shows that the average return on enterprise annuities managed by financial institutions ... a senior pension fellow at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Beijing, which oversees the country's basic pension system. 'A bigger part of the plan is to improve ...

  3. For-profit private health care systems are less cost-effective

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicole Alpert's private health care plan ('Revamped health care system must have fewer restrictions', April 23) is replete with contentious points, including - 'selfish' Americans loving their health care system; claimed 'universal dissatisfaction' with Hong Kong's health care system; criticism of universal health insurance, and, ...

  4. Port operator sacks 28, may cut more jobs

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong's biggest port operator has sacked 28 staff, and a trade union claims the company will sack a total of 80 under a plan to reduce costs by 20 per cent. Hongkong ... us that more sackings are on the way and that the company aims to sack about 80 workers in order to reduce operating costs by 20 per cent,' he said. The union accused the company ...

  5. Reforming harsh system is better than nothing

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Draconian measures - based on the old permanent household registration system - or hukou - not only fail to stem the tide but make migrants more vulnerable to exploitation. The hukou, introduced ... example. Now Guangdong plans to experiment with a points system by which qualified migrants can earn permanent residency. The scheme targets migrants with higher education, special skills ...

  6. Ferry operator ties bonuses to performance

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua Butt Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management, which operates the Turbojet ferry to Macau, will replace annual bonuses with performance-based bonuses as part of a cost-cutting drive, the staff union said. A 5 per cent wage cut would also be imposed on staff earning more than HK$40,000 a month. ...

  7. 26 held in undercover operation

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Three employers and 23 touts and suspected illegal workers were arrested yesterday after six policemen posing as tourists were led to 10 restaurants and five tailors in Tsim Sha Tsui. Police said the joint operation with officers from the immigration and labour departments was prompted by a rise in complaints. ...

  8. How does the performance management system work in your company?

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... they reach their highest potential. Under performance management process (PMP), personal and organisational goals are mutually defined. The system ensures employees are developing personally ...

  9. Courts told to create warning system to help prevent protests

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's top judicial body has ordered courts to help local governments maintain social stability by creating an early warning system for cases that could lead to protests. ... People's Court figures showed. Zhang Sizhi, one of the mainland's most eminent lawyers, said the new measure could jeopardise the legal system. 'This kind of practice will compromise ...

  10. Hands off minimum-wage system, unions say

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai and He Huifeng Mainland trade unions are against scrapping the minimum-wage system to help companies during the financial crisis, a top union official said yesterday in response to calls from businesses for the system's abolition. 'Removing the minimum wage is not an ultimate solution to tide companies over during the economic downturn,' said Li Shouzhen, ...




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