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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hongkong International Terminals dockers offered 10pc pay rise

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Phila Siu

    ... contractors had also agreed to the pay rise. It quoted the contractors as saying that over 95 per cent of their workers had agreed to the deal. But Chan Chiu-wai, of the Confederation of Trade Unions, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong artist standing up for security guards

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Local artist looking out for the guards Security guards at government museums used to be on their feet all day. They might sleep on the job if chairs were provided, artist Luke Ching Chin-wai was told. One day in 2007, Ching, then 37, decided not to stand for it any longer. He campaigned on the guards' behalf for chairs and, to put himself ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    All-day standing drives shopping mall restroom cleaners round the bend

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN, LO WEI

    ... Samuel Chan and Lo Wei Spotless bathrooms are the pride of the city's high-end malls. But their poorly paid staff are feeling the pain from spending hours on their feet All-day standing drives cleaners round the bend "I will be in trouble if I get caught not standing straight," says the cleaner in the middle of his 12-hour shift in a restroom at West ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Port operator's pay guarantee to dockers

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... strike. "If what they said really comes true, it's good news for subcontractors' employees," said Chan Woon-fai, finance officer of the Docks and Ports Industries Union. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong security guards earning 'less than 2012' due to inflation, says union

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Call to raise minimum wage, as guards find inflation has left them less well-off Security guards earn less than in 2012: union Security guards have gained little from last year's increase in the minimum wage to HK$30 an hour. That's according to a trade union which claims the average guard earns less now than they did two years ago, when ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Maids maligned in 'job-hop' claims, rights groups say

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Foreign helpers often gain nothing from changing employers and are misled into ending their contracts, union claims Maids maligned in 'job-hop' claims, say rights groups Maids' rights groups have slammed the government's decision to reject 170 applications from domestic helpers for work visas on the basis of suspected ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Employers complain of maid woes in Liberal Party poll

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Maids behave badly to get fired, say employers Almost half the employers of foreign domestic helpers questioned for a survey said their maids ended contacts prematurely or were unco-operative to try to get themselves fired and obtain severance pay. The poll of 3,153 employers - conducted by phone between September 22 and October 2 - also found ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New law giving mandatory paternity leave 'in place by end of year'

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Meanwhile, Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Chan Yuen-han criticised the government for failing to act on another key demand of the labour sector: standard working hours. Cheung said ... But Chan urged Cheung to give a report on the committee's progress in July. "A minister does not plough silently, he realises his promises," Chan said. "There have to be results ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Abuse cases won't deter Myanmar maids, says lawmaker Felix Chung

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan Myanmar will still send maids, lawmaker says Myanmar will go ahead with plans to send domestic helpers to Hong Kong, says a Liberal Party lawmaker and an investor in the country, despite the latest allegations of abuse raising concerns for maids' safety. Felix Chung Kwok-pan met Myanmar's labour minister, U Aye Myint, on Monday- after ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bus company under fire for sacking unionist driver

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Bus firm under fire for sacking unionist driver A subsidiary of property-to-transport conglomerate New World Development has been accused of suppressing its labour union by firing a cross-border bus driver who was active in union affairs. Kwoon Chung Bus driver Wong Hin-wai said that halfway through a workday last month, he was told to leave ...




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