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  1. Six days' jail for maid who put urine in cup

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of administering poison or other destructive or noxious substance with intent to injure. But she insisted she had used the urine to treat a skin condition and its presence in her employer's cup ... Manik drank from the cup after being asked to do so by Ms Szeto, who kept the liquid with the intention of having it tested at a laboratory. When Ms Szeto brought up the matter three days later, ...

  2. Bonus cuts, poisoning spark protest

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were also protesting against poisoning caused by a chemical used in production. Protests have been rare in Suzhou and other Yangtze delta cities, where migrant workers receive better social ... was diagnosed with n-hexane poisoning. At least four other workers suffered the same problem. The workers reported the case to the Suzhou Administration of Work Safety. On August 24, the department said ...

  3. Helper denies poisoning baby

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An Indonesian helper denied spiking a nine-month-old baby's milk bottle with bleach after her employers terminated her contract. Muhari Lismiwati, 30, was charged in Tuen Mun Court yesterday with administering a poison to endanger life on March 25 at her employers' Tin Shui Wai flat. Magistrate Stephen Smout denied her bail. The case has been adjourned to May 22. Joyce ...

  4. Foxconn's robots do not commit suicide

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... unfortunate labour incidents are bound to occur. Since November, back home in Taiwan, Foxconn has been building an automated factory that will house 300,000 robots. These workers can work 24/7, do ...

  5. Vox Pop

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Interviews by Wong Yat-hei Like it or not, the boss is the most important person at work. You not only have to co-operate with the boss, you have to take instructions from them and try to leave a positive impression at all times. Classified Post asks Hong ...

  6. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... department of the Centre for Disease Control in the city of Leshan in Sichuan , referring to the production of solar-energy panels that could generate more than 10 poisonous substances as byproducts ... to the South China Morning Post editor, explaining how the island state offers adequate protection for foreign helpers, and that reports of deaths from accidents and suicides do not reflect ...

  7. How do you measure employee satisfaction?

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... place to do business and the best place to work. The survey has core questions and open-ended questions. Confidentiality is safeguarded throughout the entire survey process, which is managed ... to workplace quality and employee engagement. We conduct annual employee surveys to assess whether leaders across the firm are doing a good job of motivating employees, provide opportunities ...

  8. How do you select training programmes for employees?

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre We see training staff as a low risk and high-return investment. It is a great way to retain staff and inspire them to do better. Employee training ...

  9. Cutting civil service pay will do nothing to ease financial woes

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A survey has shown a drop in private sector pay as the city's economy is in recession due to the global financial turmoil. Consequently, editorials in the Hong Kong media are quick to call for cuts in civil service pay. The argument put forward is th ...

  10. Why people on welfare should do 'voluntary' work for the community

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ability to do so. There are times when this is not possible - when recessions shrink the job market or there's an outbreak of an unknown disease, forcing many to live on welfare. To help people fulfil their responsibility as citizens, the government could consider requiring CSSA recipients to do 'voluntary' work. There are many ways of adopting this principle. It would ...




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