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  1. The government in the dock

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... June: A judicial review filed by civil servants finds legislation allowing a pay cut did not breach their constitutional rights. July: A judicial review filed by the Society for the Protection of the Harbour finds that phase two of the Wan Chai reclamation project violated the Harbour Protection Ordinance. July: The High Court finds the Housing Authority in breach of its statutory duty ...

  2. Insuring society's well-being

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... difficult choices in the future about how we fund individual and social protection. Some insurance policies exclude skiing accidents for the simple reason that people who ski are statistically more ... is in the wrong here. All parties are trying to protect their stakeholders' interests, and they are all correct to do so. What is the solution? There is a proposal to spread the risk throughout ...

  3. Companies urged to contribute to society

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on firms to contribute to a harmonious society in return for healthy and sustainable growth, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang said businesses needed to earn ... as society, he said. This meant ensuring products were safe and honestly promoted and marketed, minimising pollution, providing a safe working environment and encouraging charity work to benefit ...

  4. Guardians of society

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... much by labeling security personnel employed on government contracts as non-skilled. This is despite many advances in the industry and a need for protection of life and property ... the obligation to protect private property. With this in mind, and the daily news about terrorist and criminal attacks, we are all very aware of the need to secure our lives and property,' Mr ...

  5. MPF reform needed to protect nest eggs

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The reasoning behind the setting up of the Mandatory Provident Fund almost seven years ago was sound: just one-third of the workforce at the time had retirement protection ... than other members of society and health-care reform is now also a government priority. So, too, should be MPF reform in light of the strains being put on retirement funds by excessive fees. ...

  6. Mothers enjoy protection

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Kong is short compared with other developed markets such as Australia, Singapore and Britain (see accompanying box). Still, Hong Kong provides strong protection against dismissal of pregnant ... because of their pregnancy are also protected by the Sex Discrimination Ordinance. 'It would be unlawful for an employer to treat an employee less favourably because of that employee's ...

  7. Chairman of Housing Society in legal tussle

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Row between directors of surveying firm intensifies as 120 workers seek pay Employees of David C. Lee Surveyors are still in limbo after a dispute between the Housing Society ... Mr Lee has rejected calls for his resignation from the Housing Society, which is a non-profit, statutory body offering subsidised housing to people in need. It manages 32,000 rented flats. ...

  8. Maids march to call for better legal protection

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 500 foreign domestic helpers and union activists took to the streets yesterday in a demonstration calling for better legal protection. Chanting slogans, the maids waved ... protest, Ip Pui-yu, said: 'Domestic workers are not usually recognised as workers in many countries. Therefore, many of them only have little labour and social protection, resulting ...

  9. It is employers of domestic helpers who need protection

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is high time more protection was given to domestic helpers' employers and not just a one-way ticket. It is difficult to force anybody to work for you in today's Hong Kong, domestic ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... denied the benefits. Protection urged for immigrants from mainland New immigrants from the mainland should be protected from discrimination as a minority group, the Society for Community ... and even while shopping. She added it was the government's responsibility to protect them. The consultation on legislation to ban race discrimination ends tomorrow. ...




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