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  1. Bank staff alarmed at plan for extended hours

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The union held a meeting late last night to discuss possible action after frontline banking staff began an online petition against irregular working hours. Several banks have taken Mr Tsang's lead, announcing plans for a five-day work week, extending opening hours from Monday to Saturday and keeping some branches open on Sunday, starting in September. Some have pledged to hire more ...

  2. Protest at increased working hours

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A government workers' union may take legal or industrial action against the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's move to increase the working hours of its pest ... in late March. The new working hours start on July 1. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council petitioned the Labour Department over its plan to stop providing counter services ...

  3. Standard Chartered the first 6-day bank

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Standard Chartered Bank is stealing HSBC's thunder by extending business hours on weekends, with five branches offering six full service days a week starting Saturday. The bank ... to introduce a five-day work week for its 4,400 employees along with the five-day clearing week by September. Hang Seng Bank will begin a trial in September at some branches, extending service hours ...

  4. Disciplined services seek better work hours

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a five-day week for civil servants from Saturday, officers in the disciplined services- who won't benefit from the change- are lobbying for better working hours for frontline staff. Chung ... 'Everyone knows that local policemen work very long hours and are under a lot of pressure,' said Mr Chung. 'We would like to give the officers one more day of rest for a more balanced ...

  5. When it's work, work, work, distance is everything

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... through the electronic library system. 'Students today can do research without leaving their home,' Professor Yeh said. For working professionals, there is also the option of distance learning, supported by intensive face-to-face tuition over a week or just a few days. Providers of such programmes insist this so-called blended mode of study works. 'It suits the region; we ...

  6. Plan to cap doctors' shifts at 24 hours

    Posted Sep 18th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... hours. This would require only minor adjustments to the work schedule of doctors and could be in place quickly. There are no international standards on shift hours, depending on different ... Patsy Moy Hospital Authority admits some now have to work more than 30 consecutive hours Doctors may have their shift hours limited so that they work no more than 24 hours straight under ...

  7. Public doctors call for flexible hours to solve overtime crisis

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors are calling on the Hospital Authority to introduce flexible employment as a 'win-win' solution to cut down working hours and maintain the quality of services. In the face of a possible appeal from doctors against long working hours, the authority has pledged to cut down hours to 65 a week in three years' time, but failed to give details on how ...

  8. Blind Lau sees dream come true with sub-four hour time

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... took up distance running four years ago and entered last year's Standard Chartered event, but failed to complete the race within the five-hour cut-off time and was taken to the finish ... very pleased it all worked out well and that CW and Kjeld were able to beat the four-hour mark,' he said. 'The difference between hitting and missing their target time all came down ...

  9. Hang Seng says extra weekend hours a flop

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pilot scheme launched in September. The announcement yesterday made it the first big lender in the city to pull out of the extended working-hour race. But 105 branches will continue to open on Saturday mornings. Other banks are expected to follow Hang Seng's lead in adjusting their business hours and might return to 51/2-day services. Most Hong Kong lenders, including HSBC, Standard ...

  10. Lose weight and gain language skills by working out across the border

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was time to start shopping around for yet a new gym and a new trainer,' he said. 'I joined the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's fitness scheme and started working out ... handing out free passes to a 24-hour fitness club, so he decided to check the place out. 'The facilities were shabby compared with clubs in Hong Kong, and the equipment appeared ...




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