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

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

    ... with Robby Nimmo 'The Welsh are not quite as big on self expression as the Scots or the Irish, but when we're winning, we sure like to tell people about it,' said one Welsh 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Database on pupils' mainland visits an invasion of privacy, union says

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Database on pupils' mainland visits 'an intrusion' A teachers' union has accused the Education Bureau of invading pupils' privacy with its new data-collection policy. The Professional Teachers' Union said yesterday that a computer system that was started up this year in public schools was collecting data ...

  3. Cathay union 'fatally weakened' by strike setback

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A former leader of Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union (FAU) claims the group has been 'damaged beyond repair' after backing down on its work-to-rule threat amid a dispute over pay increases. Becky Kwan Siu-wa, who led the union for 16 years and was vice-chairwoman for two years until her retirement in the summer, said the FAU leadership let its 6,000 ...

  4. Union grouping urges 7pc pay rise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The Confederation of Trade Unions found 65 per cent of the 350 workers it interviewed by telephone had wages frozen last year. The remainder had an average pay rise of about 2.7 per cent, outpaced by the November inflation rate of 2.9 per cent. The group urges a 7 per cent pay increase this year, allowing workers to share the fruits of economic development. ...

  5. Unions push for bigger pay rises

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Unions are pressing for larger pay rises in the coming year after a study found profits at some of the city's key employers increased sixfold in the first six months from a year ago. The Confederation of Trade Unions and a dozen of its affiliates, including cabin crew and pilots from Cathay Pacific, demanded a 7 per cent pay rise - more than double the 2.5 to 3.5 per cent proposed ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Unions slam 'most caring' award made to Cathay

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The four main unions representing pilots and flight attendants have written to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to protest at Cathay Pacific being named one of Hong Kong's most ... praise in its citation for its 'continual and sustainable total commitment in caring for the well-being of employees'. In their letter to Tsang, the unions accuse the airline of age-, ...

  8. Union denies deal with Cathay

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific made further concessions yesterday to the Flight Attendants Union and said it was ready to sign an agreement, but the union has stressed that no consensus has been reached. The airline last night said all differences between the two parties had been eliminated at the last meeting held on Thursday and the union had not disagreed with the deal. It said the only question ...

  9. Official must apologise for union slur, say smoking-ban enforcers

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... failed to enforce the smoking ban could be disciplined. Cheuk also urged the public 'not to be misled by the requests of some unions that had unknown membership'. FEHD Staff Rights Union chairwoman Li Mei-siu said it was disrespectful that Cheuk accused them of having an unknown number of members, apparently questioning how representative it was. 'We are a proper ...

  10. Union leads fight for 3,000 workers on contract terms

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A trade union is hoping to unite about 3,000 workers employed by government contract companies to fight for fair wages and treatment. The move came as 60 workers hired ... of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said: 'In the past, we criticised the government for exploitation as it employed contract staff instead of permanent staff. It is unfair to people who do the same job ...




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