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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Mainland engineers 'can help HK projects' Hong Kong can look across the border to find more engineers from 2016, if the relevant mainland ... member," Chan, who stepped down recently as president of the 31,500-member Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, said. The city needed up to 40 per cent more engineers than it now had, another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms, mainland police 'in cahoots'

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... police 'in cahoots' Mainland police shield and side with Hong Kong companies in labour disputes, sometimes resorting to violence to quell strikes, a grouping of unions says. In 12 of 15 known walkouts, the Hong Kong-funded or Hong Kong-registered public companies- some with political connections- called in police to resolve the stalemate, the Confederation of Trade Unions said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506824/hong-kong-firms-mainland-police-cahoots
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... in Hong Kong nowadays," said Lee, who famously ordered the playing of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to drown out protesters outside the 1997 handover ceremony. He believed relations between the police and the public were not getting any worse. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556677/police-rehiring-plan-may-derail-talks-raising-retirement-age-unions
  4. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

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

    ... impact on over 30 million migrant workers in Guangdong. If this gets passed, the rest of the nation is likely to follow," says Professor Pun Ngai, a labour rights expert at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. But the proposal's passage is far from assured. Hong Kong industrialists bitterly oppose it, saying their businesses are already struggling to survive in Guangdong, which ...

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

    More public holidays too expensive: employers

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com More public holidays too expensive: employers Increasing the number of statutory holidays to 17 would be expensive and could exacerbate labour shortages, employers ... that they say are already experiencing labour shortages. All of the city's 3.7 million workers receive 12 statutory holidays. A further five "public" or "bank" holidays, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501953/more-public-holidays-too-expensive-employers
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

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

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Correctional services is hiring again to replace retiring staff- and it will speed up the process Wanted: 240 new prison guards to learn the ropes The Correctional Services Department is hiring for the third time in two ye ...

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

    Study finds public favours workplaces friendly to women, families

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Amy Nip

    ... and initiatives to help women join the workforce are popular with the public, but Hongkongers remain divided on the need to bring in foreign workers. Those were the findings of a preliminary analysis by University of Hong Kong academics of public responses to a government consultation on population policy. The consultation ended in February. The findings were presented to members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1497921/study-finds-public-favours-workplaces-friendly-women-families
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government sees 118,000 jobs with no one to fill them by 2022, and a big educational mismatch Huge rise in shortfall of workers predicted Hong Kong will see its shortage of workers skyrocket to nearly 118,000 in 2022, the latest government projection shows. That's up from its forecast two years ago of a shortage of 14,000 workers by 2018. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515906/hong-kong-be-118000-workers-short-2022-government-forecasts
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

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

    ... she said. Two other unions- the MTR Staff General Association and Hong Kong Railway Management Professionals Union- said they were also disappointed but would consult its members before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550590/mtr-staff-launch-protest-against-disappointing-pay-rise
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... goes on one year after strike The moment Stanley Ho Wai-hong stepped out of the taxi into the dirty air at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, memories of last year’s 40-day dock strike came flooding back. “I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now. This road used to be teeming with the tents we set up,” the general secretary of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers said. “Can you imagine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456810/dock-strike-few-changes-year-after-longest-walkout-hong-kongs-history

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