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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours could cost employers HK$55b

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Bosses would foot big bill under standard working week, report says Job hours plan could cost HK$55b Employers will need to pay out up to HK$55.2 billion more a year in wages if standard working hours are introduced in Hong Kong, a long-awaited government report says. The report, of a study carried out by the Labour Department last year and finished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1091649/standard-working-hours-could-cost-employers-hk55b
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs standard working hours

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Healthy limit to work hours The long-awaited Labour Department report on standard working hours is a hefty 344 pages. It provides a wealth of information about ... and having inadequate time for family, friends and recreation. For the sake of continued high productivity and our city's well-being, we need standard working hours. Discussion has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1092501/hong-kong-needs-standard-working-hours
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    More views sought on standard working hours

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... feedback from employers and unions on its scheme to create standard working hours, sending its key study report to the Labour Advisory Board next week, the welfare secretary said yesterday. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said he hoped the report would stimulate an "in-depth and informed" discussion. "Regarding the issue of standard working hours, the stance of the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1089419/more-views-sought-standard-working-hours
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, warns government adviser

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours A law to establish standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, leaving ... chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, on RTHK's City Forum. "Nowadays, many Western governments want to change their systems. Just trying to raise the standard working hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1096048/warning-standard-working-hours-could-derail-hong-kongs-economy
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pan-democrats push for standard working hours law

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Lawmakers want 40- to 44-hour standard week and employees who work longer to be paid 1½ times their usual wage Democrat push for working hour law Pan-democratic parties have joined hands to push for a "long overdue" law on standard working hours that they say is on the statute books in 130 countries and regions, including Taiwan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1062610/pan-democrats-push-standard-working-hours-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fulfil promise to look into standard working hours, commission tells C.Y.

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JULIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Fulfil work-hours promise, commission tells C.Y. A labour group urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to fulfil his promise to look at instituting standard ... hours, and nearly 90 per cent thought the working week should be capped at 48 hours or less. Law Pui-shan, a commission policy research officer, said the discussion over legislating standard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018663/fulfil-promise-look-standard-working-hours-commission-tells-cy
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Business chambers voice concerns over working hours

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Colleen Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Colleen Lee Chambers say it will harm the growth of the city as democrats call for 40- to 44-hour work week Business warns against standard working hours Seven of the city's biggest business chambers have sent a rare joint letter to the government, warning that legislating standard working hours would hurt the commercial environment. The chambers wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1088712/business-chambers-voice-concerns-over-working-hours
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Long working hours cause depression, survey confirms

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 02:12pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu It’s no surprise that working long, inflexible hours can trigger mental distress, but now a Hong Kong survey has put a statistical face on the situation. Among people who work more than 50 hours a week, 35 per cent show symptoms of depression, according to a survey commissioned by the Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service and released on Thursday. But when the working week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1098943/long-working-hours-cause-depression-survey-confirms
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are expected to exchange views on bilateral relations and major regional issues of common concern. The dialogue started in 2008.   Labour Advisory Board meets on working hours The Labour Advisory Board discusses a government report on legislating working hours. Activists from the Confederation of Trade Unions plan to rally outside the conference to protest against a warning by an employers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1090719/talking-points
  10. New rule aims to guarantee more rest for weary

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and does not set standards. Experts say the latest draft fills in the gap in an effort to protect those who do not work normal hours and are usually tireder. Those working night shifts, from 10pm ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The central government has proposed a new regulation to ensure that employees working irregular hours have ample time for rest, but labour experts have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000560/new-rule-aims-guarantee-more-rest-weary

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