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  1. Court of public opinion

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... whether the proposed work will give rise to a conflict of interest (real and potential) and; second, whether it will cause unfavourable public perceptions. The arrangements expand these two ... would give rise to public suspicion of a conflict of interest or other impropriety; and Whether any aspects of the proposed work would embarrass the government or bring disgrace to the civil ...

  2. Public has made it clear that levy must now be scrapped

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... employees and employers. The government says it listens to public opinion, so why has the levy not been completely scrapped? Mr Cheung keeps on arguing that if the levy is axed it will have ... on the pro-government Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The public has made it plain that it hates this levy and has impressed this opinion on the government repeatedly. ...

  3. Budget should focus on jobs and the needy

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and opinion leaders say the priority should be measures to soften the impact on society, such as a stimulus package, job creation and tax relief. The economic crisis has yet to bite as deeply in Hong ... the SCMP/TNS survey shows business and opinion leaders are relaxed about such deficits in current circumstances. So it is good to see a government source saying that instead of cash handouts from ...

  4. Public-sector pay rises are not the answer

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... which in turn would be influenced by public opinion. A few months ago, the government substantially raised civil service salaries, and the starting pay of a few categories of professionals. ... mainly because the general public supported the government's reform programme. Our government enjoys a considerable fiscal surplus and it is in a position to improve the salaries ...

  5. Journalists from public broadcaster jump ship for Labor

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... are professional enough to quarantine their personal political opinions from their duties in the newsroom. Even if ABC journalists do have a left-of-centre outlook, that is counter-balanced ...

  6. A simple system, but know the facts before you move

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... situation is reasonably simple, the legal implications of working there are a bit more complicated, in Ms Lee's opinion. This applies, in particular, to the rules surrounding applications ... Lee said. In her opinion, the quota system, which applies both to the service industry and construction sites, was also worth noting. 'This is pretty complicated for the employer, ...

  7. Shifting opinions

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two tycoons have backed a statutory minimum wage, signalling a turn of the tide in the business community. Does this bring Hong Kong a step closer to legislation protecting the low-paid? Write to us. ...

  8. Corporate changes on the horizon

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... realised the importance of getting their message across to staff as well as to the public, and targeted employee communication would be a big issue. 'Also, employers will also have to foster ... with this would come a greater emphasis on implementing stricter performance management systems. In Mr Leininger's opinion, existing systems don't provide employees with sufficiently objective ...

  9. How blue-collar workers lost out on days off

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A government spokesman failed to explain directly why there were fewer statutory holidays than public holidays but said the opinions of employers and workers had been considered when drafting the Employment Ordinance. At a meeting of the Provisional Legislative Council on January 7, 1998, the secretary for education and manpower, Joseph Wong Wing-ping, said ...

  10. Guardians of society

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... of security personnel in Hong Kong, the industry is still struggling to shake off public perception that it is a non-skilled profession. Even the government is not helping the industry's image ... was not adequate. 'At present this is partly [provided] by membership to an association but in the Hong Kong Security Association's opinion, a more tailored programme to suit local needs ...




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