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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

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

    ... Employment and Social Security and the consulate in Hong Kong. A batch of 19 domestic helpers from Myanmar who arrived in February marked the first import of maids from the former closed state. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... in 2011, climbing to HK$30 last year. "The government has done almost nothing over the years to tackle social inequality. And now it is even making the lives of local workers difficult ...

  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... The security guards were arrested and convicted by the local district court of illegally gathering and disturbing the social order. Meng and his fellow demonstrators were jailed for up to nine months. ... guards, he was paid just 1,100 yuan [HK$1,400] a month when he started in 2010, about 1,200 yuan less than those hired directly by the hospital. The hospital contributed to his social insurance ...

  4. News - World - LABOUR

    Fast-food workers in global protest to demand higher pay, and union rights

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:46pm by BLOOM

    ... Fast Food Forward and the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than two million members. "Workers have sparked a conversation about income inequality and do we want ... labour costs "is not the comprehensive solution to income inequality" and will "only hurt business owners' ability to create entry-level jobs", the US National Restaurant ...

  5. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... in Dongguan shows that supervisors were the first to challenge senior plant leaders about the social insurance contributions that became the focus of the dispute. Hong Kong-listed Yue Yuen Industrial ... employees is starting to retire just as the economy slows and social media makes strikes easier to organise. Yue Yuen's strike was not the first time in recent years that managers, rather than ...

  6. News - China - LABOUR

    Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 07:19pm by Echo Hui

    ... move of launching a dialogue with the workers, observers say the punishment against Lin indicates that the authorities still see social unrest as a threat. Duan Yi, a prominent labour lawyer, ... other factories in Dongguan, which share the same problem of not paying full social security contributions for the workers, also feel a lot of pressure at this point. “The workers trust us ...

  7. 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 ageing, Yip said. He referred to a critical social situation – known as the closing of the demographic window – in which only two economically active people (aged 15 to 60 years old) supported one ...

  8. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... trading partners. Too many Chinese universities offer sub-par education and too many students fail to find jobs after graduation, potentially imperiling social stability. Well-educated workers ...

  9. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    More vocal Chinese workers give foreign investors pause

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:53am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Social instability in China has become a growing concern for foreign firms as staff protests and politics may jeopardise closing of deals Worker issues give investors pause Social instability in mainland China is increasingly a major concern for foreign investors, with the deal-making process often involving more than just the buyer ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'We are workers, not slaves!' Hundreds of maids march on Hong Kong government HQ

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of contract expiry. Addressing the protesters, Lestari said: "Hong Kong remains a hotbed of social exclusion and policies that put our livelihood, security, safety, and even lives, at risk. ...




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