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  1. $1,750 a month for a seven-day week- reality of life on the breadline

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok and Louisa Yan Rubbish collector Ah Wen knows she is being exploited by her bosses but cannot afford to quit. The 51-year-old works seven days a week at a Wong Tai Sin public housing estate for $1,750 a month. Last year she was making $2,200 a month, but after the Sars outbreak her employer decided to cut her salary. Ah Wen, who has worked at the same building for 10 ...

  2. Elite Gurkha force leads field in security services

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provides security for international sporting events such as the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Cricket Sixes and international soccer fixtures, and provides personal bodyguards for a number ...

  3. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe's economic troubles are washing up on Hong Kong's shores in the form of a surge in migrants from the continent coming to the city to work. Government figures show there was a nearly 12 per cent increase from 2010 to 2011 in the number of work visas issued to people from seven European Union countries: Spain, Italy, Ireland, Britain, France, Greece and Portugal. ...

  4. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... - about seven years or when they reach the rank of captain - locally hired pilots should receive an amount equal to the wages and allowances of expatriates. Dragonair introduced at the start ...

  5. No pay for two years, and maid is still waiting

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... higher than the legal amount - 10 per cent of the first month's salary, Law said. 'They are usually charged HK$3,000 a month for seven months,' she said. 'If a maid wants ...

  6. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... first-time employers, my husband and I were very worried and visited the Labour Department seven times to deal with the case. We finally handed cheques in the presence of labour officials, who were ...

  7. Hard-hit workers out to make firms pay

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... five yuan to seven yuan. 'With overtime work plus benefits and allowances, I got 1,900 yuan (HK$2,217) in pay last month,' said the worker, 22, from Qingyuan , Guangdong, who works ...

  8. 10 years of MPF - but who's cheering?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Hong Kong currently is home to seven million people; roughly half are in the workforce. By 2036, one in every five residents, or about two million people, will be over 65 years old. ...

  9. What you need to know

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

    ... on July 31, 2013. That will extend the suspension until 2015, meaning seven years without the levy. ...

  10. Restaurant owner fined for failing to pay wages

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The employer, Sharma Jasbir Ram, failed to pay wages to an employee within seven days of the expiry of the wage period and the termination of employment as required by the Employment Ordinance. ... to the Employment Ordinance, wages due upon expiry of the last day of the wage period or upon termination of employment shall be paid as soon as practicable, but not later than seven days,' ...




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