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  1. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Cutting salaries of SOEs' big bosses a mere populist move

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:03am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Cutting salaries of SOEs' big bosses merely a populist move It's hard not to get the impression that Beijing is seriously taking on state-owned enterprises. ... in the hue and cry over the salary of the country's top bankers that has attracted so much criticism that they are reportedly going to take a pay cut as deep as 50 per cent. Let's consider ...

  2. Comment - Letters - EMPLOYMENT

    Job security makes for better workers

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 01:52am

    ... It is in fact more important than salary alone. Salaries can always be increased when contracts are negotiated and renewed at the end of every contracted period. Although some may argue that a high salary could motivate  employees to work harder and put in extra hours, as well as compensating them  for their efforts during office hours, pay alone is no guarantee of satisfaction ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    High-salary civil servants union rejects 5.96 per cent pay study proposal

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam

    ... Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam Senior officers group questions credibility of proposal that suggests 5.96 per cent pay rise while low-wage workers get only 3.8 per cent Big-salary union ... for government employees in the lower, middle and upper salary bands, respectively. Wong stressed yesterday that he understood there were different expectations from various groups, but stressed ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China considers higher patient fees to fund salary boost for doctors

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 04:32pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a surcharge of up to 15 per cent on prescription drugs. But the stagnant fees meant medical staff’s salaries have not kept pace with inflation and dramatic increases in other sectors’ incomes. When ... and equipment for revenue. But these have not been enough to raise salaries for public doctors across the board. “A doctor specialising in traditional Chinese medicine might spend a whole morning ...

  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple and Google among tech giants who settle case over alleged plot to hold down Silicon Valley salaries

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 12:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Payout of US$324m agreed after claims that late Apple chief Steve Jobs was among bosses who backed no-poaching pact to hold down salaries Tech giants settle case ... and others of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley. Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems in 2011, alleging they conspired to refrain ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    University urged to review low security guard salaries

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 06:20pm

    ... Fanny Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Union says HKUST security men paid only HK$1.04 above minimum wage The University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is being urged to review the salaries of its campus security guards, after a union survey found they were paid just above Hong Kong’s statutory minimum wage. The survey was conducted in two stages in November last year and earlier ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Government urged to boost junior ICAC salaries to police levels

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Lana Lam

    ... we can have our salary scale for our junior officers moved up a bit." In recent years, the salary gap between new police and ICAC recruits has worsened, with ICAC staff losing out, So ... staff, more than half of whom have served for more than 10 years. So said the ICAC was given a set budget by the government every year, with the salary levels fixed, so "it ...

  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelans struggle with rampant inflation on miserly salaries

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:50pm by GDN

    ... with housing, public transport and even safety. The only thing that doesn’t go up here are people’s salaries POLICEMAN JORGE LUIS CADENA Illegally occupied eight years ago by more than 300 families, ... children. Cadena, 27, draws a police salary of 4,800 bolivars (HK$5,886) at the official rate, or just HK$511 unofficially, and sounds more resigned than angry at his situation. "My job ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants want pay linked to inflation

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... salary trends. The indicators showed senior civil servants might get 2.55 per cent more, while middle and lower-tier employees could receive 3.92 per cent. Lau Ten-yuen, representing ...

  10. Business - Money - REMUNERATION

    The cost of revealing your previous salary

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... question "What is your current or last salary?" The question makes many job seekers cringe yet it inevitably comes up in interviews. When Lyndy Lim started her job search at the start ... of the negotiation process. The employer will be very tempted to use the old salary as a reference point for a new offer, with many firms going by an old benchmark of offering 15 per cent more than ...




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