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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. HK fifth worst on global work-hours scale

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong workers rank fifth worst in the world when it comes to weekly working hours, the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) says. The union used a global survey of working hours recorded in 50 countries by the International Labour Organisation and compared them with Hong Kong government statistics on working hours in the city. The global study, compiled with 2005 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645727/hk-fifth-worst-global-work-hours-scale
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Focus should be on statutory maximum working hours

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cut in line with a level set by a new law, they could be worse off. Instead, I would like to see legislation that ensures statutory maximum working hours for Hong Kong's workforce. Many employees in Hong Kong work very long hours. Some employers think their companies will be more competitive and effective if they have a team of diligent workers. Often employees will have a contract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637471/focus-should-be-statutory-maximum-working-hours
  7. Just a third of poultry stalls meet standards

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they could break into stalls where the operators could not be contacted to do clean-up work if needed. Under the rules, all poultry stalls in a market will have to close unless all stalls meet the requirements. Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene Cheuk Wing-hing said 48 hours' notice had been served yesterday to hawkers who government inspectors had failed to contact. Mr Cheuk said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643540/just-third-poultry-stalls-meet-standards
  8. Work-hours plan compromising safety: union

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Frontline Doctors' Union said the Hospital Authority should stop the work-hours reform, saying it was compromising patient safety without a significant increase ... obstetrics and gynaecology and neurosurgery. Among them, 47 were trainees hired to help cut doctors' work hours. But union chairman Ernie Lo Chi-fung said the reform was a 'failure'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661327/work-hours-plan-compromising-safety-union
  9. Church calls for cap on work hours

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... parents of primary school pupils also found that 56.7 per cent worked at least 48 hours a week. The Church of the United Brethren in Christ, which carried out the survey from May to June, called for a cap on working hours and more initiatives to encourage firms to implement a five-day week. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657006/church-calls-cap-work-hours
  10. Doctors' long working hours remain a danger to all of us

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

    ... The Hospital Authority launched the Doctor Work Reform programme in 2006 in response to the public's awareness of the long working hours of doctors serving in public hospitals. Even so, some doctors are still suffering from long hours, working continuously for 36 hours and this poses a significant risk to patients. The work of doctors requires prompt and life-saving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652277/doctors-long-working-hours-remain-danger-all-us

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