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  1. Civil service pay rise 'will hamper HK'

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Business group warns that wage increase will cut competitiveness Hong Kong's biggest business group has come out strongly against the civil service pay rise, saying an excessive increase would be detrimental to the city's competitiveness. In a letter to the civil service minister, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce warned that the private sector could ...

  2. Construction works disrupt PCCW service

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Customers of PCCW's broadband network Netvigator on Hong Kong Island were hit by a blackout yesterday when a fibre-optic cable was accidentally damaged during construction works. PCCW said the cable was damaged by construction workers unrelated to the company shortly after 1pm. Workers were repairing the cable and it expected the service would be resumed today. ...

  3. Domestic helpers enjoy few support services others take for granted

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Prakash Mahbubani's letter ('Give helpers minimum wage, but make them pay their own bills', January 17). I will shortly be in need of a domestic helper. Maybe I can hire him to work for me at (I will be generous) a monthly salary ...

  4. Community service for employer after workers overstate lost pay

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Loretta Fong and Agnes Lam A businessman who incited 32 former workers of a failed hotpot restaurant to overstate their outstanding salaries in their application to an insolvency fund has been sentenced to 160 hours of community service. Alfred Chan Yuen-lung, 45, was earlier convicted in Kowloon City Court of one count of incitement to commit fraud on July 10, 2007. The court ...

  5. Late investment better than none

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Those approaching retirement age can easily find themselves without a workable financial plan or pension, because they left it too late due to poor planning or had 'unfortunate' past investment decisions. 'People reaching an age ...

  6. Civil service pay- too much, or a way of curbing corruption?

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are well paid not to ensure they work efficiently, but for a much more important reason. The government provides us with different services. Its work is done by civil servants. Corruption may occur ... policy and has a world-renowned reputation for clean government. If such a policy works I see no reason to change it. Also some civil service jobs put people under severe pressure, ...

  7. Providing service, and with a smile, too

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... Security ServicesSubtle shift in priorities as guards learn to interface with customers Security companies in Hong Kong are not only expected to deliver the most sophisticated security systems and effective solutions to protect people's lives and properties, but also to pull out all the stops to raise standards and meet the rising demands of their service-oriented clients. ...

  8. Thousands more sit civil service exam despite slim chances

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei More than 775,000 applicants sat examinations for civil service jobs yesterday, state media reported, even though only 1.75 per cent have any hope of being recruited next year. This recruitment rate makes the civil service test the mainland's hardest exam, according to Xinhua. A total of 530,000 people took the exam in 2006 and 640,000 last year, but only 13,500 jobs were ...

  9. Researchers struggle to find pension fund details

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Residents in 29 of the mainland's 31 major administrative regions are not able to track the state of funds deposited with the government to pay for their pensions, according to a report by Shanghai researchers. The finding fuels concern over the giga ...

  10. Few young job-seekers use service

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The Labour Department has been urged to step up promotion of its employment service after a survey found only 21 per cent of job seekers aged between 15 and 30 had used it. ... employment service unhelpful. Concern group member Kenny Chu urged the department to publicise the employment service more and to set up a counter for young job seekers at each job centre. ...




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