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  1. Executives admit the strain of long hours

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... executives felt stimulated by working such long hours, which often demanded 24-hour attention to projects and tight deadlines. While the 40-hour work week was considered standard previously, ... Written by Raymond Ma Most executives working more than 60 hours a week admit they won't be able to sustain their 'extreme jobs' for more than a year if it cost them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587133/executives-admit-strain-long-hours
  2. Flexible work hours could beat heat, say construction bosses

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Construction bosses yesterday proposed more flexible work hours as one possible solution to the problem of workers being struck down by heatstroke. 'We can consider setting working hours from 7am to 8pm instead of 7am to 7pm, giving two hours for workers to rest, or let workers leave at 5.30pm instead of 6pm,' Gammon Construction chief executive Thomas Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601959/flexible-work-hours-could-beat-heat-say-construction-bosses
  3. Strike talks revolve around HK$20

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... that lasted nearly five hours at the Rumsey Street Car Park in Central yesterday. A source said contractors had offered a daily wage of HK$880 for eight hours and 15 minutes of work, but workers insisted on HK$900. 'Workers insist on an eight-hour day if the pay is HK$880. If contractors do not cut the working hours by 15 minutes, workers want HK$900,' the source said. A new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607522/strike-talks-revolve-around-hk20
  4. Canadian model sets the standard

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Canada is hailed by experts on domestic worker issues as a model nation. Former Hong Kong maid Joy Thompson, who has been working for a family in Montreal since 2004, agrees. The Filipina's salary after tax is about double what she earned in Hong Kong, she works eight hours a day, five days a week, lives in a self-rented apartment, and gets a travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584702/canadian-model-sets-standard
  5. Plan to limit doctors' hours to 65 a week

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Profession being questioned on proposal that caps shifts at 16 hours The Hospital Authority is consulting public doctors on a plan to cap their working hours at 65 a week, ... is extended to all 4,500-plus doctors at 41 public hospitals. Leong Che-hung, a former authority chairman who steers the committee on doctors' working hours, stressed that the proposal was aimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592154/plan-limit-doctors-hours-65-week
  6. Shopping

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... and specialises in clothes for the modern woman. Many of the dresses, tops and skirts are one-of-a-kind, the work of Zakky and her friends. Fantasy also stocks clothes from Tokyo collected by Zakky on her ... fashion is not cheap. B SeeWell is a chain of opticians. The shop stocks a standard range of spectacle frames, contact lenses and sunglasses. Eye exams, making use of the latest equipment, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613413/shopping
  7. Danes strike a happy balance

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... to the work-life balance.' Danish society observes a 37-hour, five-day working week. In the public sector working hours are regulated through a legal framework, whereas in the private sector they are settled through collective labour agreements or individual contracts. An EU directive stipulates how the working hours may be distributed, including the contingency that, in relation to individual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589091/danes-strike-happy-balance
  8. Standard Life steps into Asia

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Robert Hanson

    ... looking for people to work in the wheelhouse. We are looking for people to develop the wheel and then hold it tight and turn it as fast as possible.' The growth strategy for Standard Life ... Established Scottish insurance firm looks for regional business with its feet now firmly planted in Hong Kong and its focus on the mainland, writes Robert Hanson STANDARD LIFE ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578252/standard-life-steps-asia
  9. 30pc of workers want to leave HK over long hours

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... This is despite a reduction in working hours reported by respondents, an indication that people's expectations for their leisure time has risen. Of 1,014 full-time workers questioned in the survey, ... work-life balance more to stabilise their manpower supply. The study also found that mean working hours have fallen to 49.2 hours a week from 51.3 hours shown in last year's poll. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612724/30pc-workers-want-leave-hk-over-long-hours
  10. Long work hours top list of challenges faced by families

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... households, were unhappy with long working hours and heavy workloads. Patricia Chu Yeung Pak-yu, chairwoman of the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region, which commissioned the June/September study, said 'the government should consider maximum working hours legislation and encourage employers to provide more flexible working hours'. She said many international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617814/long-work-hours-top-list-challenges-faced-families

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