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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Experts say experience abroad shows local businesses could benefit from law they oppose Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs' International experience has shown that standard working hours can boost productivity and even create jobs, overseas experts said amid debate about their introduction in Hong Kong. Working shorter hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582389/standard-working-hours-good-productivity-jobs
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Discrimination rife at work in Hong Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission finds in study

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... Ferrick Chu Chung-man, the EOC's policy and research chief, said employers should be aware that staff who faced discrimination would be less productive and more likely to leave. Some 40 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585320/discrimination-rife-work-eoc-study-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... months. John Henderson, Asia-Pacific chief financial officer at workplace provider Regus, said research showed that flexible working meant higher productivity and creativity. "People who are able to plan their lives are more productive and more successful," he said. Manfred Lau Man-fung, whose firm is a member of the General Chamber of Commerce's small and medium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577644/should-hong-kongs-worker-have-legal-right-ask-flexible-working-terms
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying before the end of October. Leung, in consultation with the Executive Council, is expected to make a decision on the wage by the end of the year. The business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567259/3-rise-hks-minimum-wage-would-cost-hk14-billion-commission-told
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Introducing working hours law for Hong Kong ‘would face uphill battle’

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... Trades Union Council. Unions have been calling for a standard working week of 44 hours with wages of time-and-a-half for any hours worked in excess of this. But employers say it is not practical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for the assistant officer II position will be above HK$17,000 for those who meet the minimum requirement of having completed secondary school- if the Legislative Council Finance Committee approves the pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555655/wanted-240-new-prison-guards-older-ones-retire
  7. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Samsung eyes reforms after its probe found a supplier hired child workers

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com South Korean giant vows tighter hiring processafter errant practice found at mainland factory Samsung suspends supplier over child labour Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, vowed to "strengthen the hiring process" at its production facilities after the South Korean company suspended a mainland-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554323/samsung-eyes-reforms-after-its-probe-found-supplier-hired-child
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... myself just for a chance to negotiate my rights," Meng said. Guangdong is one of the most prosperous provinces in southern China, with a gross domestic product of 6.2 trillion yuan last ... in the Pearl River Delta face tough challenges. They said production costs were rising by an average of 12 per cent this year over last, while labour costs increased by more than 10 per cent. About 80 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... demanded, but it is still acceptable," Leung Tat-wah, who represents the Model Scale 1 Staff Consultative Council (Staff Side), said yesterday. The group represents government workers on the lowest pay. A bureau spokesman said the Chief Executive in Council decided on the revision after taking into account six factors under an established pay-adjustment mechanism. All four central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529516/thumbs-new-pay-offer-civil-servants
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants demand 5.1 per cent pay rise

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Phila Siu

    ... it's even lower," said Li Wai-yee, who chairs the staff side of the model scale 1 staff consultative council. "We won't rule out … withdrawing from [the pay trend survey ... would be in line with the past year's increase in the Consumer Price Index that relates to low-expenditure households. She said Tang said he would pass her views to the Executive Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519756/civil-servants-demand-51-cent-pay-rise

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