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  1. Union grouping urges 7pc pay rise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The Confederation of Trade Unions found 65 per cent of the 350 workers it interviewed by telephone had wages frozen last year. The remainder had an average pay rise of about 2.7 per cent, outpaced by the November inflation rate of 2.9 per cent. The group urges a 7 per cent pay increase this year, allowing workers to share the fruits of economic development. ...

  2. Trial threat for bosses ignoring rulings

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to employees and ordering disclosure of the financial details of defaulting employers. Lawmakers will discuss the proposals at a Legco manpower panel meeting today. Confederation of Trade Unions leader ... fight against big companies when they do not have enough money to hire lawyers and take the matter to court?' The secretary of the Federation of Trade Unions, Fung Kin-cho, also welcomed ...

  3. Trade union is urged to ease plight of jobless

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... union it should concentrate on finding jobs for the unemployed and support people who have fallen into poverty. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions' ... million trade unions with a record 134 million members, but in reality it faces hard times. The federation plays a double role of protecting workers' rights on the one hand, while ...

  4. Trade unions emboldened by revision of law

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new interpretation of the Trade Union Law by the Supreme People's Court this week is a small step towards trade union independence, academics say. But they add that more changes are needed in order for unions to fully represent workers' interests. The interpretation issued on Tuesday recognises trade unions as legal entities. It allows a civil court to adjudicate ...

  5. From trucker to trade unionist

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Tam Wai-to thrives on fighting for workers' basic rights People often ask trade unionist Tam Wai-to why he bothers. 'The economy's already dire, employers are having a hard ... Confederation of Trade Unions, of which Mr Tam is deputy chairman, recently received several complaints about training schemes which pay $500 a month to desperate youngsters looking for summer jobs. ...

  6. Ironworkers and bosses in talks to end strike

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Industry Bar-Bending Workers' Union, which is an affiliate of the Federation of Trade Unions. 'Nothing concrete was reached during the meeting. There are still differences, ... enter the 16th day of their strike- will each receive HK$300 from an emergency fund. The fund, which was set up by the Confederations of Trade Unions (CTU) on Monday, has raised more than ...

  7. Bitter row erupts over mainland tradesmen

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney HK-born businessman at centre of clash with unions over importing of workers A group of mainland Chinese tradesmen has become the focus of a bitter row over the Australian government allowing foreign workers to meet the country' ...

  8. Unionists demand job creation

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... representing construction workers marched from Chater Garden in Central to government headquarters in a rally organised by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. They said that because ... jobs for Hongkongers, he said. Earlier, members of the Hong Kong & Kowloon Trades Union Council marched - also from Chater Garden to government headquarters - to urge ...

  9. Union can do better on work safety, says premier

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... The mainland's only authorised trade union belongs to the workers and it will play a bigger role in monitoring workplace safety, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. Asked when Beijing ... of Trade Unions is the only trade union allowed on the mainland and, although the government claims the organisation belongs to the workers, the ACFTU is part of the government structure and its ...

  10. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a Spanish bank in Hong Kong through a programme of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade. Fitchett, who holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in international trade, lived in Shanghai for 15 months before moving to Hong Kong in January. He chose Hong Kong because he 'likes the city and the company', he said. 'Some people are just waiting ...




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