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  1. Boss fends off pay-row workers with sword

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 47-year-old man surnamed Ngai, was arrested. 'He told us that when so many people surrounded him, he panicked and grabbed the sword in a bid to protect himself,' a police spokeswoman said. ... by the workers when the argument escalated. 'The arrested man grabbed a [one-metre long] decorative sword and somehow slashed one of the workers with it,' a police spokeswoman said last night. ...

  2. HSBC to let staff work from home, set start times

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... separate occasions in September and November last year, and April this year. A bank spokeswoman said: 'The flexible working policy is not aimed at cutting costs.' She also assured clients ...

  3. Hang Seng pay freeze takes cue from HSBC

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

    ... considered many economic factors and the business prospects and decided that we will not have any salary adjustment for 2004,' a spokeswoman said. 'Although we have seen some recovery, ... crisis. Another Hang Seng Bank spokeswoman said the decision to freeze staff salaries was not related to the bank's acquisition of a 15.98 per cent stake in Fujian-based Industrial Bank ...

  4. Women continue to rise to the challenge of finding work

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the increase in foreign domestic helpers was one of the reasons for the rapid growth in the number of women working in Hong Kong. A spokeswoman for the department also told the South China Morning Post ... their families after their husbands are laid off,' the spokeswoman said. 'So the gender roles of men as sole breadwinners and women as housewives have changed.' Social work Professor Wong ...

  5. 270 medical staff file Sars claims

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... are not also suffering from AVN. A Labour Department spokeswoman said that last June the Hospital Authority advised employees discharged from hospital that they may have other complications ... was required to pay compensation in addition to sick leave and related medical expenses, she said. The spokeswoman said the amount of compensation payable for permanent incapacity was calculated ...

  6. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Indonesian helpers aged 22 to 31, a spokeswoman said yesterday. 'Chickenpox is a notifiable disease [in] which registered medical practitioners [public or private] are required to report each ... the spokeswoman said, adding officials would ask if the boy had been seen by a doctor and his case reported. The boy's mother yesterday told Bethune House director Edwina Santoyo that she was told ...

  7. Red carpet for hairdressers Down Under

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... are apparently two-a-penny. 'We constantly change the list to respond to the demands of the job market,' an Immigration Department spokeswoman said. Under the skilled migration programme, each ...

  8. Youth intern programme 'is failing to train'

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... experience or university degree. A Labour Department spokeswoman said the scheme had attracted about 11,000 applicants this year and about 6,300 had been placed. Eddie Ng Hak-kim, external affairs ... spokeswoman. But Ms Koo said 28 participants told her their employers had not provided a mentor. 'Some employers just want to exploit those young participants,' she said. Ms Koo said ...

  9. Wealth managers among 500 recruits sought by HSBC

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... expansion,' the bank said. A recruitment day will be held tomorrow at four HSBC outlets, in Sha Tin, Tsing Yi, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun. A company spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the bank ...

  10. Low wages push pupils back to the books

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fully filled when it was launched in July, but some employers told us some of the employees did not turn up for work,' a Labour Department spokeswoman said. She said a second round ... in construction, sales and catering, according to the association's spokeswoman, Sandra Ng. ...




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