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  1. Social work expands focus to meet growing demands

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and practices, maximise the utility of resources and be cost-effective. In response, degree programmes are evolving. The social work department offers several postgraduate degree programmes. At MPhil ... Lizze Turner Dealing with the problem of deteriorating family solidarity is just one example of the important changes that have occurred in the social work sector in recent years, ...

  2. Shanghai first to offer social net to expatriates

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai has become the first mainland city to extend its social security network to foreign residents. The move means expatriates living and working in the city can ... was to take out commercial insurance. The new rules were introduced last month but not picked up by local media until yesterday after the city's Human Resources and Social Security Bureau posted ...

  3. social trends

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading Comprehension Answer the following questions 1. What percentage of Hong Kong's population is Generation Y? a. 32 per cent b. 25 per cent c. 20 per cent d. 50 per cent 2. Which of the following job values does Generation Y care about most? a. ...

  4. Social workers threaten legal action over welfare funding

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Social workers yesterday mobilised their fight against the government's new funding arrangement for welfare organisations, announcing a protest on Sunday and the threat of legal action. The Fighting for Social Welfare Alliance criticised the government for not consulting about 40,000 social workers on the proposals, saying they would lead to massive pay cuts of between 17 ...

  5. Social welfare guide takes aim at domestic violence

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Zero tolerance of physical abuse key advice to officers A guide has been issued to social workers in a bid to improve their handling of domestic violence in light of the number of high-profile cases this year. The 52-page guide includes a risk-assessment form that allows social workers to evaluate potential dangers when working to solve domestic disputes. It includes a series ...

  6. I wanna be a social worker

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... everybody has their own individual strengths. I prefer to be able to learn from a number of different social workers, as every one of them has developed their own style. Salary? There isn't ...

  7. Social workers prone to mental-health woes

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Increased workloads and job uncertainty are behind the problem, a survey finds Almost half of Hong Kong's social workers are at risk of developing mental-health problems, a survey has ... Chi-kwong, who represents the social welfare sector. In the first study of its kind for the sector, Mr Law's office sent questionnaires about a variety of mental health issues to more than 8,000 ...

  8. A defining test of the party's leadership

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stability. Wen's words could be taken as grist to the mill of greater expectations. But they were seen as a subtle response intended to pacify workers and discourage further strikes. If so, ... and the importance of job creation to social stability, it poses a difficult challenge. Getting the balance right will be a defining test of the next generation of Communist Party leadership. ...

  9. China streamlines voluntary pension scheme

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Although earlier regulations neither explicitly allowed nor banned stock investment, much of the money had been active in the stock market, Mr Zhang said. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security ... for example, to meet corporate funding shortfalls. Under the new rule, the responsibility to finance the fully funded schemes is to be shared between employers and employees. The employer is to pay ...

  10. Filipino maids protest at Manila's policies

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Cabantac said. 'We shall continue trooping to the consulate in various forms of protest until the government sincerely takes its responsibility.' Ms Cabantac said the group had sent ...




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