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  1. Lawmakers' motion urges cut in doctors' hours to 44 a week

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Authority director Cheung Wai-lun said the authority aimed to limit the average working hours of doctors to fewer than 65 a week by the end of next year, and had no plan to set standard working ... Agnes Lam Lawmakers yesterday passed a motion urging the government to make more resources available so doctors' long working hours can be shortened to 44 hours a week. The move came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629415/lawmakers-motion-urges-cut-doctors-hours-44-week
  2. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... position. He pledged that he would push in Legco towards a statutory minimum wage and for standard working hours. Does he regard himself as a politician after becoming a lawmaker? 'I have never ... in Hong Kong faced a lot of pressing conditions. 'Long working hours is the most serious problem. The Hospital Authority doctors' fight a few months ago for a reduction of working hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661660/hong-kong-faces
  3. Lift workers demand strict safety standards

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So About 100 lift workers staged a protest yesterday to highlight occupational safety concerns following lift-maintenance accidents earlier this month. They called for more training, a qualifications framework, the regulation of standard shift hours and a ban on contractors working alone. Meanwhile, the government said it would stop using a 'bunching approach'- in which lift ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661289/lift-workers-demand-strict-safety-standards
  4. Maximum working hours urged over minimum wage plan

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... difference if a worker has to work 12 hours or more a day in order to make enough to cover expenses for a decent living standard instead of eight hours.' Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew ... longer working hours if a statutory minimum wage assessed on an hourly basis was introduced without setting maximum working hours. 'Let's say if the minimum wage level is set at HK$30. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639351/maximum-working-hours-urged-over-minimum-wage-plan
  5. Police union calls for review of work ethic

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the police force said it was concerned about occupational safety and health. Long working hours, usually more than 12 hours a day, were standard in the force. Mr Liu said sometimes he e-mailed ... headquarter offices on July 25. Family members and colleagues told the inquest that several days before he shot himself, Chan had been very upset at work and had complained about his workload ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658548/police-union-calls-review-work-ethic
  6. Leisure time shrinking despite five-day week

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Workers get only about 10 hours a week for their personal matters- the lowest in three years- and they are more willing to sacrifice their leisure time for work in the face ... they will leave at once.' More than 62 per cent of respondents said they suffered from prolonged fatigue, insomnia and poor diet because of long work hours. However, average work hours per week have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656736/leisure-time-shrinking-despite-five-day-week
  7. Antal Szalai plays Tchaikovsky

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... with the rather heavy accompaniment can't have helped. Copland's Appalachian Spring suffered from being programmed straight after Robin Holloway's Fourth Idyll, the two works together stretching to more than an hour of like-minded music. It produced few of the aural adventures that the orchestra's excellent series of commissioned works is known for. It's five months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632154/antal-szalai-plays-tchaikovsky
  8. Executive challenge

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to start such discussions with either a boss or a subordinate. Although work-life balance has been in the spotlight, many Hongkongers are still working far longer than the standard hours. Ms Wong ... chaired by Alison Chang, managing director of recruitment firm COREsearch, and popular 'Career Doctor' columnist for the Classified Post, shared insights on everything ranging from work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637844/executive-challenge
  9. Children lose out if mum goes to work

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mothers should stay home rather than leaving their children and going to work. Some believe a mother is the primary educator of her children, and children benefit from being cared for by her all day rather than just for a few hours after work. I think working mothers lose precious moments because they are not there to see their babies speak or take their first steps. Some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645013/children-lose-out-if-mum-goes-work
  10. Highway will drive up firm's headcount

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Oliver To

    ... expressway standards, and improvement work will include the widening of the traffic lanes to ease traffic flow during peak hours. The company expects some challenges during the construction process. ... in three stages, including the widening of the seaside section of the west bound highway, work related to the hillside section of the east bound highway and final alignment. Mr Kong said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662589/highway-will-drive-firms-headcount

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