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  1. Employees working longer hours for no additional pay

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about using the standards of some European countries, where the maximum working hours are about 35 a week.' China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan all regulate the number of working hours. Standard working hours in these countries are eight a day, or between 40 to 48 week. The union survey followed one in January in which City University found that people in Hong Kong ...

  2. 24 hours with Sally Andersen

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... animals. If you start counting the 24 hours from midnight, then I'm usually up once or twice during the night with the dogs. I'm either letting one of them out or, if it's a full ... skipped out of the gate but then he got lost and I had to go back and find him. He was floundering around wondering where everyone had gone. That takes an hour and a half. Then I have a shower, ...

  3. Plan to cut lunch hour fuels rally

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standard working hours might prevent employers and employees from making necessary adjustments. ... in Waterloo Road to demand the plan be abolished. Peter Cheung Kwok-che, a spokesman for Fighting for Social Welfare Alliance, said the YMCA's decision to interpret the 44-hour working week ...

  4. Long hours take toll on white-collar women

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Shirley Li, a 25-year-old working at the Beijing branch of a major auditing firm, has only one wish for the Labour Day holiday: 'I just hope I'm not told to work overtime.' She explained: 'My average work day is more than 10 hours and I feel a lot of stress. Even in my spare time I worry about my job. 'I get irritable around deadlines, and I notice ...

  5. Nearly half of workers do 8-hour days

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Census findings on 2.5m private-sector employees contradict a recent survey About half of Hong Kong's 2.5 million non-government employees worked eight hours or less a day last year, which contradicts a recent survey on working hours. The surprise figure comes from a Census and Statistics Department survey of 11,000 households from July to September last year, ...

  6. Picasso's curtain raises cultural standards to a new level

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan They had all heard of Pablo Picasso, but few of those admiring one of his masterpieces yesterday knew much about his works. Viewers of the three-storey theatre curtain created by Picasso in 1917 for the ballet Parade said they had been attracted to the exhibition by extensive media coverage and the fact that it might be 20 years before the fragile work is shown again. ...

  7. 24 hours with Bo Linnemann

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Kontrapunkt. I normally get home at seven or eight. Our staff work 24 hours. Some designers like to work at night and they might come in later in the morning. They plan their hours themselves. ... is preparing an exhibition of his work for next year. As a designer, being in Beijing is a mixture of the fascinating and the awful. I know of no country that has as rich a design history as China, ...

  8. Workers protest at low wages, long hours

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The workers are unhappy with their salary, which they say is only half the minimum wage set by the government. They also claimed they had been forced to work long hours with little compensation. One protester said: 'Our basic salary is only 230 yuan a month. We have to work 14 hours a day, seven days a week. The compensation for overtime is only 2 yuan an hour. We can't eke out ...

  9. Less work, more play

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the University of Hong Kong and the charity Community Business, has even proved it wrong. But there is no denying that Hong Kong people work far too hard, and that the excessive working hours are inflicting a heavy toll on their health as well as the bottom line of business. The survey has found that, on average, people in Hong Kong work for up to 55.2 hours a week, or 10 hours a day ...

  10. Hewlett-Packard sets the standard

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... and high standards. It also entails an ambition to be 'the best place to do business and the best place to work', setting markers for action and behaviour in the workplace. 'Each ... Common themes from Hong Kong staff were remarks about long working hours and responsibilities that ate into leisure time in the evenings and on weekends. These comments were taken seriously ...




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