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  1. Labour shortage fails to deter Luen Thai

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Luen Thai Holdings is confident it can hire the thousands of workers it needs to meet the burgeoning global demand for mainland textiles, despite a worsening labour shortage in the Pearl River Delta. Hong Kong manufacturers employ an estimate ...

  2. Secondaries hit by lack of pupils

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Falling student enrolment is now hitting secondary schools which are facing growing numbers of surplus teachers. The Subsidised Secondary Schools Council wants the government to extend the early retirement scheme to the secondary sector. The number of classes has fallen by 135 over four years and is expected to further fall, according to the Professional Teachers Union ...

  3. 500 secondary school teachers apply for early retirement deal

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem About 500 secondary school teachers have applied for early retirement under a government scheme aimed at reducing their numbers in line with the falling student population. The scheme, which has been running for primary school teachers since 2004, was extended to secondary school teachers for the first time this year. But the president of the largest teachers' union ...

  4. Race to win hearts and minds

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tiffany Wong

    ... Financial institutions are learning to raise productivity levels by shedding their conservative practices, writes Tiffany Wong Higher staff turnover is forcing banks and insurance companies to shed their conservative image. Their human resources departmen ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... employees and employers, arising from the issuance and use of sick leave certificates by conventional doctors, did not cover those issued by Chinese medicine practitioners. Multinationals going ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... board will consider their case or the issuance of their certificate of assessment. Appointments with the department's occupational medicine unit for sick leave clearance can also be made ...

  7. Call to let more teachers retire early

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Education Bureau has proposed extending an early retirement scheme for secondary teachers to ease redundancy under the new senior secondary academic structure. Launched in 2006, the early retirement scheme for aided secondary school teachers is open to all teachers with at least 10 years of experience. A total of 444 teachers have successfully applied ...

  8. letters

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School Layoffs are not the answer to crisis The impact of the economic turmoil is growing and it has already affected many businesses in Hong Kong. To survive ... harm to a company as well as society. It is time employers and employees worked together to deal with the hardships. Kenny Chan, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School Learn more about social ...

  9. Stop grumbling about interns' salaries

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it might raise the basic salary by HK$1,000, but no more. Chau Tsz-shan, Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Tsz-shan. There is a saying ...

  10. Issuing bonds won't solve MPF problems

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to bring down management fees that are estimated to cost investors up to 50 per cent of the contributions over a 40-year span. Meanwhile, the issuance of government bonds should help broaden ...




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