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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501953/more-public-holidays-too-expensive-employers
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501169/real-pay-marching-backwards-many-workers-hong-kong
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1238145/north-american-retailers-devising-own-bangladesh-plans
  5. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    More vocal Chinese workers give foreign investors pause

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:53am by George Chen

    ... giant controlled by Thailand's richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, to cash out of an investment in a retail business in mainland China. Workers at CP Lotus had staged protests over wages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1441606/more-vocal-chinese-workers-give-foreign-investors-pause
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1384622/employers-group-calls-labour-import-scheme-review
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses cautious on pay rises- except for those in the finance industry

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... construction and retail sectors topped the list with pay rises averaging 6.2 per cent. Of 38 companies that provided more information to researchers, 37 are budgeting for a general increase in basic ... It is followed by manufacturing with 5.5 per cent. An increase of 4.1 per cent is estimated for retail. "The need for construction sector employees continues to rise due to the big projects coming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1344788/bosses-cautious-pay-rises-except-those-finance-industry
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'No need to be so stupid': Macau academic cautions Hong Kong against importing labour

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... low-skilled non-local workers in Macau in 2010. In October this year, the number reached 108,139, with 23,633 in the construction industry, and 14,563 in the wholesale and retail trade. Choi said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388942/no-need-be-so-stupid-macau-academic-cautions-hong-kong-against
  9. News - Asia - LABOUR

    H&M pledges living wage for textile workers after Bangladesh disaster

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:12pm by GDN

    ... of a factory disaster in Bangladesh. The world's second-biggest clothing retailer said it would support factory owners at two factories in Bangladesh and one in Cambodia to adopt a fair living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1366568/hm-pledges-living-wage-textile-workers-after-bangladesh-disaster
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong commerce chamber makes urgent plea for foreign workers

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM, LO WEI

    ... them, import-export, the wholesale and retail trades and the community, social and personal services industries had consistently suffered shortages of more than 10,000 in the past three years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298165/general-chamber-commerce-wants-more-foreign-workers

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