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  1. Should there be labour unions in Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jeannette Lee, Jeremy Wong

    ... places, and it is a place where people like to work. In order to keep it that way, the Hong Kong government needs independent labour unions so as to know the needs and views of workers. Labour ... and cooperation can be achieved. Unions can provide constructive criticism, assisting government officials in making choices that create a fair working environment for the citizens of Hong Kong ...

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

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

    ... and a good effort in Hong Kong, maybe I should?' ... 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong hotels accused of not paying minimum wage in job 'trial periods'

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... of Hong Kong Hotel Owners executive director Michael Li Hon-shing said a survey the federation conducted among its members last year showed that all hotel employers were meeting minimum wage ... Union says survey shows bosses are forcing room cleaners to work for 'trial periods' for low pay Hotel bosses are dodging the minimum-wage law by forcing room cleaners to work ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Union sees labour disputes up by half

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The number of labour disputes handled by the Clothing Industry, Clerical and Retail Trade Employees General Union has surged by half. The general secretary of the union, Cheung Lai-ha, said the union handled 128 cases in the 12 months to March, compared with 85 cases in the previous year. A third of the 128 cases came from the retail sector, and just over a quarter from ...

  6. TVB denies union claim of sackings

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok TVB last night denied a Confederation of Trade Unions claim that it had laid off 30 employees in its engineering division and would cut another 100 today. A TVB spokesman, Tsang Sing-ming, said the company rejected the claim and said the station would not lay off anyone in the near term. The station axed about 50 people in February and about 200 in December. ...

  7. Cathay union 'fatally weakened' by strike setback

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... members down by failing to push through with the action. She claimed that airline management had promoted schisms within the union - one of Hong Kong's biggest - and that the decision ... 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 ...

  8. Union backs retirees

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A labour union has urged the government to relax restrictions on old-age allowances and welfare payments to residents who retire to the mainland. Hong Kong Federation of Trade ... Hongkongers must live in the city for at least 125 days a year to be eligible for the government's old-age allowance, and they must live in Hong Kong for a full year before applying ...

  9. City's largest labour union plans membership expansion drive

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong's largest labour union is planning to expand its membership in the next three years as it enters its seventh decade of service. Cheng Yiu-tong, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary in April, said the federation aimed to increase its membership from 310,000 to 330,000 this year and to 350,000 ...

  10. Inflation, weak dollar require pay rise for maids, says union

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A union has urged that foreign domestic helpers - hard hit by rising inflation and the weak Hong Kong dollar - be given a pay rise. The call came as the Philippine ... this month. 'Mr Roque was visiting Hong Kong and he had a 30-minute meeting with Mr Cheung,' attache Romy Salud said. 'During their conversation, Mr Roque asked about the possibility ...




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