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  1. Wage rises threaten delta industries

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Neil Gough and Toh Han Shih Rising costs mean other countries in Asia, such as India, Cambodia and Bangladesh, are gaining ground Major export centres of the Pearl River Delta will raise ... wage increases, expected to be formally announced this month and phased in from July, will only compound the pressures driving manufacturers and buyers away from the Pearl River Delta ...

  2. Labour shortage threatens delta factories' future

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... planted our roots in the Pearl River Delta. We can't just uproot,' he said. He pins his hopes on the fact that foreign buyers have been burned by shoddy products from mainland companies ...

  3. Delta cities to target rogue factory owners

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Pearl River Delta cities will jointly crack down on employers not paying workers on time or not buying work-related insurance for their employees, a Shenzhen official said yesterday. Delays in salary payments had become the biggest source of labour disputes across the delta region in recent years, Shenzhen Labour and Social Security Bureau vice-director ...

  4. Delta factory owners brace for minimum wage rise of up to 16pc

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong exporters are bracing for a rise in Guangzhou's minimum wage, with factory owners in the Pearl River Delta saying there is growing speculation it will be raised to as high as 1,000 yuan (HK$1,135) a month, up from 860 yuan. A rise of that magnitude- 16 per cent- would align Guangzhou's minimum pay with that of Shenzhen, which has among the highest ...

  5. Guangdong losing on labour front

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after the Lunar New Year holiday. Companies in the Pearl River Delta were losing out to employers in the Yangtze River Delta and elsewhere because they generally paid less and often flouted ... in the Pearl River Delta,' said Li Qiang, of the Dongguan branch of the US-based China Labour Watch organisation. 'The employment environment has not improved at all. Guangdong raised ...

  6. Shenzhen to increase pay to ease labour crunch

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not stop migrant workers leaving the Pearl River Delta en masse- since pay has been rising even faster in the Yangtze delta. The official minimum salary in Shanghai is 690 yuan a month, after ... social welfare for migrant workers. The Pearl River Delta is facing a mounting labour shortage as employers lose out to those in the Yangtze delta and elsewhere because their pay is lower ...

  7. 1,000 jobs for locals wait over the border

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta are offering nearly 1,000 jobs to Hong Kong people, who are considered more proficient in English and to have a more global ... hired 450,000 employees in the Pearl River Delta. Hong Kong-based companies operate an estimated 53,300 factories in Guangdong, according to a survey by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. ...

  8. Low wages help region maintain its edge

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... explains why the Pearl River Delta remains so competitive as a global manufacturing centre. While the region has become richer, the migrant labour that fuels its export machine has largely been left behind, even though workers' salaries in the Pearl River Delta are rising in absolute terms. Guangzhou and Shenzhen, for example, boast the highest average salaries in China. ...

  9. Cab chat

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Chu Lei-nam, 40, says the new finance and security chiefs should do better than their predecessors - so long as they keep open minds. Ride from Wan Chai to Tsuen Wan. Cost: $226.20 I am not saying the new lineup is better in quality than the last one beca ...

  10. No labour shortage, official says

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

    ... He Huifeng Guangdong factories may be battling to hire migrant workers but officials say there is no labour shortage in the province. Guangdong Labour and Employment Service director Wang Guanyu said local media reports of a provincial labour shortage were based on a misunderstanding of the job market. He said there was no labour shortage in the Pearl River Delta and the unmet ...




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