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  1. Help for firms in hiring disabled

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong held its first employment fair aimed at helping companies hire disabled people yesterday. Fair host Community Business, an NGO advocating diversity and non-discrimination in the workplace, said it aimed to bring together employers an ...

  2. Adoptions 'could prevent' babies being abandoned

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Martin Wong

    ... Kobi Chan and Martin Wong A poor understanding of adoption in Hong Kong could be behind a spate of abandoned babies in the city, according to a US expert on baby abandonment. Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in ...

  3. Minimum wage to cover all, but it won't be high

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... the current social security system,' Mr Tsang said. An advisory Minimum Wage Commission will study how much the minimum wage should be and the mechanism for reviewing it. Its members will include ...

  4. Special wage sought for disabled workers

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam, Martin Wong The government should look into a discounted minimum wage for disabled workers to protect them from being forced out of the market if Hong Kong establishes a statutory minimum wage, rehabilitation groups say. Members of the Labour A ...

  5. Cabin crew protest may hit United flights today

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling and Martin Wong United Airlines passengers on Hong Kong flights should expect the unexpected today. Flight attendants have threatened disruptions as part of their global protest against the company's new pension system. 'We might ...

  6. Global cocaine trend threatens HK, security chief warns

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... showed cocaine use was becoming common, especially among the middle class, who saw it as socially acceptable. Falling prices might have fuelled the popularity of cocaine, which was previously ...

  7. Welfare agencies amass cash pile

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Social welfare agencies subsidised by the government are sitting on about HK$2.05 billion in reserves built up under the controversial lump-sum grant funding ... organisations that receive money under the scheme- and which provide 80 per cent of the city's social welfare services- 87 have a reserve of more than the limit allowed. Welfare agencies ...

  8. Ombudsman acts after worker denied aid despite losing leg

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... roll from falling into the sea- had no chance of returning to his old job and little hope of finding another. But the Social Welfare Department had refused him the allowance after a doctor ... other people who face a similar situation. It is our right to have the allowance,' said Lee, who gets HK$3,000 a month in Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. 'I earned HK$10,000 ...

  9. Transsexuals speak out against prejudice

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... such as issues with having marriages officially recognised. Coalition spokeswoman Yeo Wai-wai said it was very difficult to have a sex-change operation in Hong Kong. 'People have to go through lots ...

  10. Rehab students 'from low-income families'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... welfare chief Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said. The other students at the Christian Zheng Sheng College had special circumstances justifying the payment of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, his ... time since becoming director of social welfare a week ago. His remarks came a day after Nelson Chow Wing-sun, a professor with the University of Hong Kong's department of social work ...




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