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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980331/working-hours-back-spotlight
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965573/public-doctors-deserve-reward-long-hours
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968092/cap-working-hours-challenged
  4. 8 hours only: firm calls time on office taboo

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if the firm is doing well will you do well. Overtime shows you're hard-working and very meticulous. What does TeamChem require from 8am to 5.30pm in return for the standard hours? During the day ... Ralph Jennings bizpost@scmp.com Sunny Han routinely worked more than 12 hours a day at Asustek Computer to manage the Taiwanese PC maker's marketing and publicity machine. He would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978618/8-hours-only-firm-calls-time-office-taboo
  5. Candidates opposed to regulating hours in workplace are not worth supporting

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... far. Even mainland legislation offers workers better protection. Their standard working week is an eight-hour shift, five days a week. Workers may work longer hours on overtime, ... I would have surely turned out. Seventeen candidates came from an organisation called 'cater17.org', and all of them oppose legislation controlling working hours. In my opinion, hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988616/candidates-opposed-regulating-hours-workplace-are-not-worth-supporting
  6. Cutting working hours the next step

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the legislation has affected Hong Kong's workforce. Authorities have to make every effort to ensure it is being respected, while moving on to the promised next stage, standard working hours. Business ... people in Hong Kong work what would be considered unreasonably long hours elsewhere in the world. Improving conditions is as important as ensuring that a reasonable minimum hourly rate is paid. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976020/cutting-working-hours-next-step
  7. Doctors boycott 'misleading' survey of work hours

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... doctors do not report the data, it is outside our control.' Medical sector legislator Dr Leung Ka-lau will move a motion tomorrow calling for the authority to introduce standard work hours ... the authority said doctors worked an average of 51 hours per week, Leung said, it should set the standard working hours at this figure and compensate for overtime on that basis. Uneven increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740249/doctors-boycott-misleading-survey-work-hours
  8. Should there be a legally mandated ceiling on weekly working hours in Hong Kong?

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmain Li, Melody Cheung Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College Although legally mandating a ceiling on weekly working hours protects employees from the harmful effects of working too long, setting too low a ceiling would be counterproductive to the economy. Setting the maximum hours too low will eventually drive down average income in Hong Kong and lower living standards. Moreover, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968040/should-there-be-legally-mandated-ceiling-weekly-working-hours-hong-kong
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976366/young-doctors-too-focused-hours-top-surgeon-says
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965390/long-hours-mean-errors-diagnosis-doctors-say

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