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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... we believe we will be forced to launch a longer period of strike." The Leisure and Cultural Services Department had urged lifeguards to report for duty for the sake of public safety. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588074/lifeguard-strike-affect-holiday-swimmers-pools-and-beaches-hit
  2. LABOUR

    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... not what they imagined before they came," Law said. DON'T MISS: Help the helpers: Hong Kong gets ethical employment agency to stamp out 'modern-day slavery' He had planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570004/hk-faces-growing-helper-shortage-myanmar-and-bangladesh-workers-quit
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards in Hong Kong strike over influx of mainland tourists to pools and beaches

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:52pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit, Calivin Liu and Brian Yap

    ... that if there were not enough lifeguards on duty in some facilities on Tuesday, those who were rostered off could be asked to report for duty today. "To ensure the safety of swimmers, the department will not rule out closing part of the facilities if there are not enough lifeguards on duty," the spokesman said.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566141/lifeguards-public-pools-and-beaches-hong-kong-strike-over-staff
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguard strike closes beaches, pools

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Lai Ying-kit, NRIAN YAP, CALVIN LIU

    ... pool. About 400 lifeguards, including off-duty staff and strikers, joined a sit-in at department headquarters in Sha Tin to demand pay rises to attract recruits. Alex Kwok Siu-kit, vice-chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567134/lifeguard-strike-closes-beaches-pools
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... non-civil-service contracts. They would support frontline officers but would not be involved in force duties such as executing search warrants. The plan was understood to have taken effect last week, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556677/police-rehiring-plan-may-derail-talks-raising-retirement-age-unions
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - LABOUR

    Despite warnings from locals, global agencies persist with Hong Kong expansion plans

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... they may have to shut offices and lay off staff due to declining home sales. Government measures aimed at curbing demand and price growth in the market, such as the doubling of stamp duty ... to lay off staff if the doubling of stamp duty was not vetoed when the Legislative Council resumes its sitting in October after the summer recess. However, Engel & Voelkers, an agency based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1296420/despite-warnings-locals-global-agencies-persist-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Kwai Tsing dock workers set to win pay rise, says union

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... an unspecified extra payment for those workers who moor vessels using ropes, he said. "But not every docker performs this duty," he said. "That means that many dockers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467689/kwai-tsing-dock-workers-set-win-pay-rise-says-union
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    All-day standing drives shopping mall restroom cleaners round the bend

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN, LO WEI

    ... A Swire Properties spokeswoman said it carried out regular inspections at its malls, including Cityplaza, to ensure the health and safety of employees. Cleaners could rest during duty hours.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454284/all-day-standing-drives-shopping-mall-restroom-cleaners-round-bend
  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Strike by cash delivery guards disrupts bank operations in Guangzhou

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:48am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... head injuries after a gun went off accidently while he was on duty. Police said the case was still under investigation, the Southern Metropolis News reported. Several bank branches across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426265/strike-cash-delivery-guards-disrupts-bank-operations-guangzhou
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pictures: First domestic workers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong amid concerns of abuse

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:09am

    ... Phila Siu and Joanna Chiu 19 domestic workers report for duty, keen to make money after theypay off a HK$16,000 bill and undeterred by reports of abuse First maids from Myanmar arrive full of high hopes The first group of maids hired from Myanmar arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, pronouncing themselves happy and excited to be in the city but saddled with a HK$16,000 agency debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433980/pictures-first-domestic-workers-myanmar-arrive-hong-kong-amid

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