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  1. Crane operators pass safety inspection

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Labour Department inspectors have completed a city-wide inspection of crane operations at 215 sites and found no faults. But Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, the secretary for Labour ... awareness in crane operations. The inspection was ordered after two workers were killed when a crane collapsed in Causeway Bay early this month. ...

  2. Confusion over new grading system

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Examination's new language grading system, employers' representatives say. Speaking ahead of the release of HKCEE results today, they said that although there would be benefits to the system ... Hak-kim, a council member of the Institute of Human Resource Management, said the system would give employers a better grasp of an applicant's abilities. 'Under the old system ...

  3. A simple system, but know the facts before you move

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lee said. In her opinion, the quota system, which applies both to the service industry and construction sites, was also worth noting. 'This is pretty complicated for the employer, ...

  4. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... children. The small number showed how hard it was to get children completely out of the system, she said. The rescued children eventually went through extensive medical treatment and counselling, ... friends, go to school and have a chance at a normal life. But it costs a lot to help even one child and a huge amount of money is needed to sustain the operation. 'People think ...

  5. Providing service, and with a smile, too

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... with more than 800 licensed companies providing a plethora of services ranging from consultation to security system design and installation. Security operators in Hong Kong with businesses involving guarding, armoured transportation and security system design, installation and maintenance are required to operate with a licence issued by the Security and Guarding Services Industry Authority. ...

  6. We need alternative to bus, say residents

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... older people need more transport options than just buses. 'I'm not saying that we should operate an illegal system,' she said, 'but unlike most of Hong Kong, we do not have ... is one of the Discovery Bay residents who are particularly worried that shutting down the hire car system could leave them with few options for quick and affordable point-to-point transport. ...

  7. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to close the Paris base was to do with tax issues, saying it involved 'operational factors'. Air Crew Officers Association general secretary Denis Dolan said: 'It is inappropriate ...

  8. Medical savings a good start, but only as a backup, says professor

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... such as Singapore, medical savings and medical insurance are used as supplementary tools to support a tax-based system of health-care financing. 'Medical savings can... balance the responsibility ... insurance system.' Germany was the first country to implement a social insurance system for health-care financing. About 300 sickness funds are available. On average, people contribute about 14 ...

  9. Greying population a growing headache

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... system, particularly its pension scheme, in the face of a greying population, economists say. Ma Wenlong, a 97-year-old living in the serviced Futai Seniors' Apartments in Beijing's ... from 3 to 1 in 2006 to 2 to 1 in 2030. 'While the ageing population will cut into China's economic growth, an under-funded pension system will threaten the country's future ...

  10. UA cabin crew protest takes off

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... said. The action is part of a global protest against the scheme, which cuts benefits. 'We can take a flight, a city [as our target], or shut down the system. We can do it for 15 minutes, ... flight attendants had voted for the action. The airline said the union's action was illegal and vowed to take any action necessary to continue the company's smooth operations ...




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