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  1. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... The result, although not made public yet, showed a generally stable market, based on our internal information," Sheng said. Before the opaqueness is improved, Wang said he would monitor the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1484957/hard-work-see-through-opaque-job-figures
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young Chinese more driven than their Western peers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... leader for employee communication and engagement for MSL Group, the public relations company which commissioned the study. He said that because the modern Chinese and Indian economies were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479270/chinese-millennials-more-ambitious-western-peers-study-suggests
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    All-day standing drives shopping mall restroom cleaners round the bend

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN, LO WEI

    ... ergonomics experts say that long hours on their feet can be bad for older workers' health. A chair in the workplace would make a huge difference to most of the cleaners. "Even ... workers' well-being." Older staff face greater health risks if required to stand for long periods, said Ida Yiu, president of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society. "Even for a person who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454284/all-day-standing-drives-shopping-mall-restroom-cleaners-round-bend
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Phila Siu

    ... working on public projects want to import workers from the 26 job types, they can contact a new task force under the bureau. The task force will then advise them on whether their applications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457988/new-task-force-makes-it-faster-hire-foreign-workers
  5. 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

    ... downturn and never quite recovered, increasing to only HK$1,315 in 2011. The public heard about the raw deal they were getting – shifts of 12 to 24 hours for about HK$18,000 a month, no time ...

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

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Kin-chung said the bureau would consult the Labour Advisory Council this week on how to relax the vetting procedures of the Supplementary Labour Scheme for public works construction projects. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455667/dont-believe-news-labour-shortage-trade-unions-slam-plans-import
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'We are workers, not slaves!' Hundreds of maids march on Hong Kong government HQ

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... "We have suffered too long. Hong Kong officials ignore our rights. They ignore our dignity, and they ignore our contribution to Hong Kong's economy." Public concern has grown amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444665/we-are-workers-not-slaves-hundreds-maids-march-hong-kong-government
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    China will 'inevitably' raise retirement age, says labour ministry

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 03:48am by MANDY ZUO

    ... by the Guangzhou-based Canton Public Opinion Research Centre in April, 54 per cent of respondents opposed delaying retirement and 26 per cent showed support while the rest were undecided. Li said the population ... 55 to 65 find a job?" asked Wang Lishi, a public servant in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. "Even if he gets a job as a doorkeeper or street cleaner, who would pay for his pension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412920/china-will-inevitably-raise-retirement-age-says-labour-ministry
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Department to look for a job and to the Social Welfare Department to apply for public assistance, but they are new arrivals and many of them do not even know which department does what," Sze ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429137/migrant-women-untapped-labour-pool
  10. News - China - LABOUR

    Strike by cash delivery guards disrupts bank operations in Guangzhou

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:48am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... "sitting down and negotiating" the problems. Sui Bao is managed by the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau and employs more than 1,000 guards and 200 armed delivery trucks, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426265/strike-cash-delivery-guards-disrupts-bank-operations-guangzhou

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