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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cathay pilots set for Christmas work-to-rule protest as pay row rumbles on

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:40pm by Phila Siu

    ... "yes" in an online poll asking them whether they wanted to press ahead with their first work-to-rule protest since 2001, a letter sent to members yesterday shows. The letter did not state when ... was "likely" but that the union wanted more talks with Cathay. A decision to scrap the protest would be "contingent upon a better pay offer". In September, the airline offered Hong Kong-based ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards strike and swim in protest over pay and conditions

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Instead of manning their usual posts, hundreds of lifeguards split into two groups protesting side by side at Tsim Sha Tsui, on land and in the sea. About 100 took a dip in Victoria Harbour, while ... Lawmakers Leung Kwok-hung and Lee Cheuk-yan joined the protest swim. "If further talks yield no results, we believe we will be forced into a longer strike," Lee, a unionist legislator, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    5pc pay rise likely for city's white-collar staff, survey of big firms shows

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... not materialise if the Occupy protests dragged on. Some retailers and restaurants could lay off staff and freeze wages, he warned. Quane said the ECA survey was conducted before the protest sit-ins began, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR staff protest against 'disappointing' pay rise MTR staff have begun a protest against a "disappointing" 5.25 per cent pay rise by refusing ... they told members to start "working to rule" yesterday. Up to 300 members would take part in the protest, they said. The MTR said non-management employees' wages would rise by between ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Extra pay of HK$3 an hour may help up to 280,000 workers, data shows

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Phila Siu

    ... HK$34 to HK$35, the first source said. The business representatives had cited the ongoing Occupy Central protests as contributing to instability in the economy. "Some said retail business ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY FUNG

    ... after threats to close down swimming pools and beaches for days at a time. Following a series of one-day actions in protest at a lack of manpower, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' ... together in a pragmatic and rational manner". Kwok said the department contacted his union after yesterday's protest to arrange a meeting on October 7. Members would meet next week ...

  7. News - World - LABOUR

    Fast-food workers in global protest to demand higher pay, and union rights

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:46pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Workers seeking higher wages and union rights take coordinated action against chains such as McDonald's, from Hong Kong to New York Global protest over fast-food pay Fast-food workers seeking higher pay have protested around the globe, from Hong Kong to New York, at chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's amid a broader debate ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... what they say are inadequate staffing levels. About 100 lifeguards took a dip in Victoria Harbour as part of their protest, which has left some disappointed Hongkongers who had hoped to mark the public holiday with a swim. Lawmakers "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and Lee Cheuk-yan also joined the lifeguards in their swimming protest. Some 11 swimming pools are "seriously ...

  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Police disperse protesters over death of migrant worker Zhang Derong

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in pay clash Authorities in Sichuan's provincial capital, Chengdu, sent about 1,000 riot police to disperse a protest by a group of migrant workers and hundreds of supporters in Wenjiang ... from hypertension, they still beat me up and swore at us until I lost consciousness and ended up in hospital He said he later saw 20 to 30 construction workers protesting in front ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Protesters march against maids' live-in rule

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Campaigners call for law forcing maids to stay with bosses to be scrapped to prevent abuse Protesters march against live-in rule A migrants' rights group marched to Labour Department headquarters in Central yesterday to protest against its refusal to review rules forcing foreign domestic workers to live with their employers. The "live-in" ...




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