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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. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... vice-chairwoman of the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU), said. Hong Kong's two major workers' organisations, the CTU and the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU), say the Labour Day march ... expected at least 1,500 workers to turn up for the FTU march on Saturday, although the union was still finalising the details of its demonstration, including its route and time. 'But we have ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Keep zero-birth quota on track

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... up measures to deter abuse of emergency facilities. For instance, Union Hospital is introducing a hefty surcharge up to HK$170,000. It will also report cases to the police to see whether ...

  10. Quotes of the week

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I wholeheartedly apologise to my wife Kim and my girls for committing domestic violence Li Yang, founder of Crazy English It is just the way it has been reported: 'Rugby player drinks beer. Shocker' England manager Martin Johnson plays down the fuss over a night out by skipper Mike Tindall and teammates after a Rugby World Cup win The expected delivery date... ...




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