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  1. 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

    ... the workforce, especially in the finance, retail and leisure industries." The Employers Federation suggested last month that its 550 member companies, which employ 500,000 people, could raise wages ... 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - LABOUR

    50 Chinese arrested in the Philippines for working illegally

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:02am by Raissa Robles, Minnie Chan

    ... had been working at a retail business in the capital. The rest were employed as construction workers in neighbouring Quezon City and Malabon City. Tan denied that the arrests were connected ... The Chinese-language newspaper World Times said some had been detained for overstaying their visa and running retailing businesses. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... which found that 38.3 per cent of employers planned to hire staff. Pownall said retailers had a strong incentive to hire despite statistics last month showing that retail sales in April were down 9.8 per cent year-on-year to HK$38.8 billion. The survey found that 49.2 per cent of retailers planned to increase staff numbers. Pownall said many retail companies saw Hong Kong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'They will be a burden': Business groups oppose work benefits for unmarried couples amid debate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:56pm by Amy Nip

    ... failed to reach out to small firms and consider their difficulties. “The retail industry is in a slum, yet the government does little except to keep on proposing new rules that would increase our ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... wage in the retail sector increased 10.2 per cent from HK$33.30 to HK$36.70 from September 2010 to a year later. The source said the commission received about 300 letters during the eight-week ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    More public holidays too expensive: employers

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

    ... claim. Employers say they would either have to pay staff extra to work the holidays, or employ more staff to cover the absences- and that could be a problem in sectors such as tourism and retail ... Kong Industries chairman Stanley Lau Chin-ho said yesterday that granting the extra holidays would be too expensive for employers. "There is a labour shortage for tourism, retail and hotel ...

  8. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Wal-Mart takes own path on factory safety

    Posted May 15th 2013, 11:22am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York US retail giant to do in-house plant inspections as it rejects deal favoured by Bangladeshi groups Wal-Mart takes own path on factory safety Wal-Mart Stores, the American chain that is the world's largest retailer, said it would not accept "at this time" an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh that is supported ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... is 43.1 per cent higher; and retail is up by 29.2 per cent. The Confederation of Trade Unions' Labour Day march starts from Victoria Park at 2pm today. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Employers group calls for labour import scheme review

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Phila Siu

    ... vacancies of more than 26 per cent," the federation's chief executive, Louis Pong Wai-yan, added. He said one of these companies was from the retail sector while the other was from ... sectors such as retail, he added. Introduced in 1996, the scheme allows employers to hire foreign workers at technician level or below if they cannot recruit suitable workers locally after ...




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