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  1. 25pc increase in private sector job vacancies

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The number of vacancies in the private sector was up 25 per cent in December year on year, government figures show. Job vacancies rose from 38,580 in December 2006 to 48,070 ... money to buy insurance. More jobs are therefore created in these sectors.' Total employment in the private sector was 2,455,900 - up 2.1 per cent in December year on year. Stronger ...

  2. Best offer is on the table, Hospital Authority says

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority says it cannot afford more than the HK$355 million a year it has offered for pay rises for the 2,200 doctors who joined the system after April 2000. After weeks of negotiations with unions, the authority proposed a new pay scale for junior doctors on Monday, offering them rises of 15 per cent to 38 per cent. Yesterday, a Hospital Authority source ...

  3. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health officials were trying to establish yesterday if doctors at a public hospital notified the agency about chickenpox cases at a shelter for foreign domestic helpers. ... Indonesian helpers aged 22 to 31, a spokeswoman said yesterday. 'Chickenpox is a notifiable disease [in] which registered medical practitioners [public or private] are required to report each ...

  4. Part-time doctors considered

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... back doctors from the private sector. It said chief executives of hospital clusters would be authorised to negotiate with individual staff members on their packages. Under the guidelines, part-time doctors should not mention their private practice to patients while working for public hospitals. They also have no right to choose patients and must tell their supervisors if they come ...

  5. Newcomers face the cruellest cuts

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... job, unequal pay'. The row over plans by the Hospital Authority (HA) to cut the allowances of staff recruited after 1998 has highlighted one aspect of a problem that afflicts the whole ... in different periods are paid allowances according to different schedules. When the HA was formed in 1990 by hiving off the hospital divisions of the former medical and health department, an attractive ...

  6. Health care should be diversified, official says

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and 146,000, or 50.4 per cent, of medical institutes nationwide were privately run, he said. Only 3 per cent of beds are in private hospitals, and the private health care sector employs only 9 per cent ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Private sector should get a larger role in overhaul, vice-minister of finance argues Beijing will encourage the private sector to take a bigger role in health care ...

  7. Private bosses assess impact of civil service pay studies

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... cent rise to 155,000 staff. The business group is looking at the pay comparison with the private sector, pay increases for recruits and the annual pay adjustments survey. Officials earlier concluded that a survey showed salaries in the government and private sector were broadly comparable, despite long-held criticism that civil servants had been overpaid. Separately, the government ...

  8. Private sector 'unlikely to adopt a minimum wage'

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... for employees on government outsourced jobs will have little flow-on effect on the private sector, a unionist said yesterday. Mr Tung made his comments in the wake of a series of reports about low wages ... legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, who is also general secretary of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said Mr Tung's comments did not set a precedent for the private sector. 'The effect ...

  9. Cadres spread word to private firms

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... missionaries in private businesses in an attempt to tighten party control over the booming world of commerce. Quoting the Organisation Department of the Communist Party Central Committee, Xinhua ... private sector. 'The output and number of employees in the private sector makes it a force that cannot be ignored. More and more people are working for the sector as China trims its ...

  10. Private estates vital in low-pay drive

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Half the cleaners and security guards being paid below market rates work in private housing estates, making participation by the owners' corporations crucial to success ... the city's 160,000 guards and cleaners were paid below the official market rate. Of these, half worked in private estates. Disclosing the figure for the first time, Mr Cheung told legislators ...




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