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  1. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Singapore repatriation firms' tactics under workers' rights microscope

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:02am by AP

    ... Associated Press Bangladeshi claims he had knife held to his throat by 'repatriation firm' hired by Singapore employer trying to force him out to reclaim bond Migrant workers ... they encouraged him to leave by hiring a company whose thugs held him captive in a room, holding a knife to his throat. Singapore needs foreign workers, but it doesn't want them to overstay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429156/singapore-repatriation-firms-tactics-under-workers-rights-microscope
  2. News - Asia - LABOUR

    'Premature' to pin Little India riot on labour tensions, Singapore minister says

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 12:41pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Manpower chief refuses to speculate on cause of unrest but vows continued tightening on influx of foreign workers Singapore, unsettled by its first riot in more than four decades ... Singapore’s dependence on overseas manpower. A survey conducted in 2011 by the government among work-permit holders showed 90 per cent were “relatively happy” to be in Singapore, 80 per cent wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381810/premature-pin-little-india-riot-labour-tensions-singapore-minister-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... By June, Myanmar had contributed 132 to the 328,284 helpers in Hong Kong. Fears of abuse sparked a pause in migrant worker exports to Singapore and Hong Kong. "At present the government has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564464/myanmar-looks-ready-send-out-maids-again
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... modified their curriculums so far. The accord has 17 official signatories, including engineering bodies from Hong Kong, Australia, the United States, Britain, Singapore and South Korea. Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... staff from abroad. Hudson's survey, conducted in May and last month, found that 47.3 per cent of employers in Singapore and 53.2 per cent in mainland China planned to recruit staff later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  6. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Work-cheap model hits Singapore inflation wall

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Work-cheap model hits Singapore inflation wall When dozens of Chinese bus drivers held Singapore's first strike in 26 years last week, the island deported ... as he carried a bag of concrete debris away outside a Singapore office tower housing Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Hussin, 41, said he earns a basic wage of S$18 (HK$115) a day, a rate that has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1099290/work-cheap-model-hits-singapore-inflation-wall
  7. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... The workers had walked out of the plant in Xiamen, Fujian province, earlier this year to oppose plans to relocate the factory. Kewei Tongchuang, backed by Singapore investment and managed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529922/shock-decision-xiamen-labour-panel-punishes-foreign-run-company-dispute
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Extending Hong Kong officials' retirement age to 65 should be phased in, says expert

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:13am by Olga Wong

    ... of such a move, a former population planner for Singapore says. Paul Cheung, director of population planning in Singapore from 1986 to 1996, warned against swift change, saying a phased approach would ... the possibility of favouritism coming into play and hindering the promotion prospects of younger employees. In Singapore, the statutory retirement age was raised to 62 in 1999 and extended to 65 in 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498972/move-extend-retirement-age-65-should-be-phased-says-singapore-expert
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Imported workers accounted for only 0.1 per cent of the city’s total labour force, compared with 26 per cent in Macau and 28 per cent in Singapore. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455667/dont-believe-news-labour-shortage-trade-unions-slam-plans-import
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar opens its doors to send maids to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by Phila Siu

    ... in Singapore. But they arrived on visitor visas and switched to working visas rather than going through a formal arrangement with the government in Naypyidaw. Immigration Department data last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1387052/myanmar-opens-its-doors-send-maids-hong-kong

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