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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Introducing working hours law for Hong Kong 'would face uphill battle'

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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Employers shout down proponents of move at public consultation, showing strength of feeling Law on standard working hours faces uphill battle Members of a committee gathering the public's views on a possible law to put in place standard working hours in Hong Kong say the attitudes of employers during a recent public-engagement exercise show how ...

  2. 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

    ... the police and the public were not getting any worse. ...

  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

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

    ... of them on their social insurance. The strike cost the company 167 million yuan. With tensions rising, the Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions proposed the draft rules, first made public ... work hours, rest days, workload, occupational safety, health and legal protections- provided that one third of employees submitted a written request. Employers would have 30 days to respond. ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants

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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants Public servants on the lowest pay responded positively to a higher wage-rise offer- of 4.71 per cent- from the Civil Service Bureau. Proposed raises for employees in the middle and upper salary bands remain at 4.7 per cent and 5.96 per cent, respectively. The adjustment for those in the lowest salary ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    High-salary civil servants union rejects 5.96 per cent pay study proposal

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam

    ... the mechanism was not designed to address public expectations. The yearly study is conducted by the government to observe pay trends from the private sector as a guide to determining wage rises, excluding annual increments, for the public sector, he said. The SGOA's decision yesterday falls in line with three other police unions- the Police Inspectors' Association, Overseas ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil service union calls for pay rise to match inflation

    Posted May 16th 2014, 07:54pm by Tony Cheung

    ... excluding annual increments, for the public sector. It is only one of six factors in adjusting the salaries. The Civil Service Bureau said changes in the cost of living, morale, economic conditions ... which represents senior public servants, declined to say if she was satisfied with the proposed 5.96 per cent raise. Li said she would decide whether to endorse the findings next Friday, after ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms, mainland police 'in cahoots'

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

    ... 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. ... retirement fund, and factory relocations without paying appropriate fees. At the Dongguan toy factory, owned by publicly listed Kader, more than 1,000 workers went on strike when the company ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Macau marchers put the blame on government

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Portuguese enclave to coincide with the march. Metro Radio, who ran the event, said it was intended to "remind the public to keep beaches clean". One key issue at the march was the influx ...




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