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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    Police union seeks to raise officers' retirement age

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Union seeks to raise officers' retirement age A police union is seeking lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's help in its battle with the Civil Service Bureau to raise officers' retirement age and give them better medical benefits. The union has written to Ip, who chairs the Legislative Council's panel of public services, asking ...

  2. Unions seek earlier start for minimum wage

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Confederation of Trade Unions will support a minimum wage of HK$28 an hour when it comes up for a vote in the Legislative Council next week, even though it is HK$5 less ... rise as soon as possible but we should not give up on what we believe is a sensible and realistic goal.' Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Ip Wai-ming said the government should raise ...

  3. Hospitality union joins calls for wage law

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... Martin Wong and Paggie Leung A union is calling for a statutory minimum wage to protect catering workers who they say make less money than cleaners and security guards. More than 30 workers from the Catering and Hotel Industries Employees General Union rallied outside the government offices in Central yesterday to demand a minimum wage of no less than HK$33 an hour. ...

  4. Factory owner sees danger in funding trade union movement

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... companies to pay 2 per cent of their staff salaries to finance trade unions would grant more power to workers in negotiating for salaries and holidays. This might create a very powerful trade union ... A powerful trade union movement could challenge government policies- just like in France and Greece where unionists held street protests against the reform of the pension systems. Advice ...

  5. Union demands equal time off for workers

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... The campaign, led by the Confederation of Trade Unions, seeks to scrap the practice of having separate sets of holidays for blue-collar and white-collar workers. The confederation wants to make all 17 ... should be reviewed to better protect labour rights. The campaign was cautiously welcomed by Mr Lee's rival Federation of Trade Unions. Federation lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing said he supported ...

  6. Movement to safeguard pay has failed to achieve goal, union says

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to cover this segment of employers based on the present penetration rate, a labour union said yesterday. According to a survey by the Buildings Management and Security Workers' General Union, a member of the Confederation of Trade Unions, only about 30 owners' committees, or 0.4 per cent of about 8,300 such committees in Hong Kong, and 30 security and cleaning firms had joined ...

  7. Unions rally for laws setting minimum pay, maximum hours

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of the May 1 Labour Day holiday. About 20 members of the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU), who called for a minimum wage law, walked backwards for about 200 metres from the west gate ... on the issue. The Federation of Trade Unions- the biggest part of the procession- was the earliest group, departing Chater Garden at about 10am. The union's representative on the Labour Advisory ...

  8. Unions demand better pay and shorter hours

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... was the Confederation of Trade Unions which staged a memorial service at 11am. Twenty union members paid tribute to six workers and two teachers who they claim died in accidents or committed suicide earlier this year because of the fatigue and stress they were suffering as a result of too much work. Union secretary and legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said it was important that legislation be introduced ...

  9. Employers and unions stand firm in dispute over minimum wage

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and employees. Ahead of the meeting on Friday, representatives of the two sides are standing firm on their opposing positions. Business groups say such a move would hurt the economy but unions say ... would only harm economic development, he said. Poon Siu-ping, vice-chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions- an employee representative on the board- said that although ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong hotels accused of not paying minimum wage in job 'trial periods'

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Union says survey shows bosses are forcing room cleaners to work for 'trial periods' for low pay Hotels accused of avoiding paying the minimum wage Hotel bosses are dodging the minimum-wage law by forcing room cleaners to work for "trial periods" for low pay rates and without overtime compensation, according to a union survey. ...




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