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  1. Question of charity

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police Rugby Football Club and Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, with Delaney's donating 70 per cent of drink takings. Some $10,000 went directly to one of this year's 12 beneficiaries, the epilepsy charity Enlighten, with the rest going into the Operation Santa Claus coffers. Members of both rugby groups are involved with another Operation Santa Claus beneficiary, the Breakthrough ...

  2. Ready to rumble

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Wallabies' and All Blacks' rugby union players scrum down with local pupils before a training session. More than 100 junior athletes from Tin Shui Wai Eagle Rugby Club and Australian International School had a chance to tackle the rugby stars ahead of the ANZ Hong Kong 2008 Bledisloe Cup today. From left, the Wallabies' Digby Loane and Hugh McMeniman, and All ...

  3. A winning pitch for Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rugby officials want to turn Tin Shui Wai from 'the city of sadness' into a field of dreams. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union wants to teach more young people and children ... success. The new rugby pitch will be a first in the New Territories. Building the artificial-turf field, measuring 92.5 metres by 60 metres, will cost HK$10 million. The government has provided ...

  4. Why rugby is worth a try for troubled youngsters

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com 'That kid over there didn't get along with anyone on the team,' said Tank Lam Hip-hau. The part-time coach for the Breakthrough rugby team ... grant from the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged to increase its rugby training programme to 100 students for the year, expanding to include schools with a higher percentage of minority ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Firefighters not really behind plan for 51-hour week, union survey shows

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Firefighters' union rejectssurvey backing 51-hour week A majority of firefighters are against a proposed cut in working hours that their management has endorsed, a union says, based on a survey it did. ... fire- the least severe of five categories of fire- will be reduced from 22 to 20. The union is fighting for an even shorter working week of 48 hours. The findings of the union's survey, ...

  6. Unions to poll maids on HK ambitions

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong and Maggie Tam A coalition of foreign domestic helper unions is launching a survey to find out how many maids plan to stay in Hong Kong permanently. Amid a series of court cases over domestic helpers' applications for permanent residency, the Asian Migrants' Co-ordinating Body said the poll, the first of its kind, would ask helpers whether they wanted ...

  7. Unions seek 12pc pay rise for foreign helpers

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A coalition of foreign maids' unions has asked for a 12 per cent pay rise for about 290,000 domestic helpers imported from overseas. The Asian Migrants' Co-ordinating Body (AMCB) said their salary- set by the government after a regular review- had not been adjusted for more than two years and they wanted it to be revised to HK$4,000 ...

  8. Union urges collective bargaining set-up

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's officially sanctioned trade union wants the Beijing authorities to introduce legislation to establish a collective bargaining system in an effort to protect workers' rights following a string of strikes and work-related suicides. Zhang Jianguo, head of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions' (ACFTU) collective contract department, ...

  9. Unions urge better protection for helpers

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... workers' unions are hailing as a major breakthrough the decision in principle by the International Labour Conference to recognise these workers- essentially domestic helpers- and want Hong Kong to offer them basic rights. 'It was a major breakthrough that we have fought for many decades,' said Sringatin, chairwoman of Indonesian Migrant Workers' Union, who uses only one ...

  10. Unions call for efforts to help settle migrants

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Young migrant workers from the mainland's vast, rural hinterland will spur reform of its hukou residential permit system according to a reported released yesterday by the official All-China Federation of Trade Unions. The report on the new generation of mainland workers called for the speeding up of efforts to help them settle in cities. Migrant workers born since ...




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