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  1. Helen has Welsh flying (and wearing) the flag

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... wag this week. Helen Roberts was not exactly shy in holding back her rugby loyalty, whether they were winning or not wearing a dress she'd designed herself. 'Every year when I go ... but larger in national pride after the World Cup Sevens win this month. 'I wear these dresses to the Sevens and the Welsh team barbecue where we usually get around 400 people on the Thursday ...

  2. NPC approves Chen Deming as commerce chief, passes seven bills

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The top legislature approved the nomination of the new commerce minister and passed seven bills - including one to raise the personal income tax threshold - yesterday, the last day of its week-long session, state media reported. The 31st session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee also set the agenda for next year's parliamentary ...

  3. Worker dies in seven-floor fall

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A worker fell to his death from scaffolding outside the seventh-floor unit of a residential block in Sha Tin while renewing window frames yesterday - the second fatal industrial accident in the city in two days. The Labour Department is invest ...

  4. MPFA pursues seven claims on behalf of employees

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.57pm: The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) on Tuesday pursued seven claims in the Small Claims Tribunal for some $150,000 on behalf of 19 employees, a government spokesman said. The spokesman said these employees were owed MPF contributions by their employers. At Tuesday's hearing, two defendants, Lau Yiu Lam and Lee Chow Lan, ...

  5. Authority pursues four MPF claims in court for seven employees

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Updated at 6.26pm: The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) on Thursday pursued four claims in the Small Claims Tribunal for some $90,000 on behalf of seven employees. A government spokesman said the seven employees were all owed MPF contributions by their employers. At Thursday's hearing, Cheung Kwok Keung trading as Wai Pak Iron Work Company and Vigorous ...

  6. $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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Security guard claims contract excluded minimum wage law

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by ADA

    ... a complaint with the Labour Department yesterday afternoon. Apart from being deprived of the minimum wage of HK$28 an hour, he said that in the seven years and nine months he had worked under ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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