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  1. Cap on working hours challenged

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Introducing standard working hours might mean low-paid workers are no longer able to work longer hours to fatten their pay packets, the head ... a reputation of being hard-working. If the standard working hours limit their working hours to eight, it may go against the will of those who want to work longer,' Chan said. Chan- a former member ...

  2. Public hospital system 'on brink of collapse' amid labour shortage

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Public hospital staff yesterday repeated their call for standard working hours, warning the public health system was 'on the brink of collapse' because of manpower ... on RTHK's City Forum. Dr Ernie Lo Chi-fung, a spokesman for the Frontline Doctors' Union, urged the government to set standard working hours to retain staff. 'Frontline doctors have ...

  3. Doctors to campaign against heavy workload

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Public doctors angry with their heavy workload yesterday announced a campaign to push for standard working hours, an arrangement which the Hospital Authority said would be difficult to implement. The action group on doctors' standard working hours, formed on Tuesday, will appeal to public doctors to put up hundreds of posters in the city's 40-odd hospitals. ...

  4. Public doctors deserve reward for long hours

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of these concerns were highlighted in a survey conducted by an action group formed by public doctors to push for standard working hours. The group comprises members of the Frontline Doctors' Union ... on the Hospital Authority to implement standard working hours for public doctors, limiting it eventually to 44 hours per week with compensation for overtime. On the face of it, working 65.6 hours per week ...

  5. Work-life balance the key for doctors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... recently when he called public doctors petty minded for wanting standard working hours. Patients often needed round-the-clock care and many 'professional' doctors would not care what time ... and doctors have launched a lawsuit against the Hospital Authority for better working conditions, such as standard working hours as a basis for working out compensation for overtime. Ultimately health ...

  6. Young doctors too focused on hours, top surgeon says

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sector, has been asking the government to introduce legislation to set standard work hours for doctors. 'There have been some misunderstandings on what standard work hours are about. We ... of surgery at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), said a cap on the working hours of trainee doctors was to blame. He said young doctors should be prepared to deal with hardships and not concern ...

  7. Long hours mean errors in diagnosis, doctors say

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and needs of doctors. He said the real issue was overwork, which could only be resolved by implementing standard working hours. 'Standard working hours are what the doctors really need,' ... Ada Lee Most public doctors say working long hours affects their job performance and medical judgment while on duty, according to a new survey. Eight out of 10 doctors surveyed said ...

  8. Fewer days mean more pay with minimum-wage loophole

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... labour relations. Unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan said it would be difficult to plug the loophole without a law on standard working hours. ... Peter So Under the new minimum-wage law, workers paid monthly who work five days a week will be paid more than those who work 51/2 days even if their hours are the same, once employers ...

  9. Health chief sorry for calling public doctors petty-minded

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has offered a qualified apology to public doctors after he called them 'petty-minded' for asking for standard working hours ... to an action group on doctors' standard working hours. 'As the chief official for health, his words implied he thinks the current proposal has no room for further improvement.' ...

  10. Working hours back in spotlight

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... productive and enjoyable place in which to live and work. When workers put more free time ahead of money it is time to address the promised next stage of standard working hours. ... deliver closer to 50 hours work a week than the 40 recommended by the International Labour Organisation and spend a large proportion of their time on work-related activities. Total paid leave ...




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