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  1. Union boss wants better work hours

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been urged to do more to improve the problem of long working hours in Hong Kong. 'He should listen to the cries and anger of the working people ... the prospects of a law that would limit working hours during his first question time in Legco last week. 'He brushed aside workers' concerns and demands for work-hour regulation by retorting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498995/union-boss-wants-better-work-hours
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should get tougher on safety rules for public transportation

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... that passengers entrust their lives to their staff once on board. It is, therefore, imperative for them to uphold the highest safety standards. Buses, in particular, require urgent attention. The number ... have been sheer luck that a collision during rush hour in Wan Chai last week did not cause major casualties. But, earlier, a runaway bus killed three people in a taxi after the 57-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1097619/hong-kong-should-get-tougher-safety-rules-public
  3. Chamber chief hits at minimum wage laws

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Legislation for a minimum wage and maximum working hours would increase unemployment and weaken Hong Kong's status as an international business centre, the chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has warned. David Eldon said proposals to limit working hours and to set the lowest possible wages were not in the best interests of Hong Kong. Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513132/chamber-chief-hits-minimum-wage-laws
  4. Move over, Mr 7-11, Tsang's on the go 24/7

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung If Tung Chee-hwa was 'Mr 7-11' because of his long working hours, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is, like the convenience store chain, busy 24 hours a day. So says Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, who has told of being bombarded with e-mails from the chief executive at all hours of the day and night. But he denies feeling any pressure working in a round-the-clock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523445
  5. Unions sidetrack civil service pay review

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... the government and the private sector. Representatives from major staff unions spent more than two hours discussing what constituted a government pay policy during the meeting with Secretary ... are to determine the appropriate wage level in the meantime by comparing it with the private sector. A new mechanism will also be worked out for annual pay adjustments in future. According to Mr Wong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425638/unions-sidetrack-civil-service-pay-review
  6. Turnout piles the pressure on Tung administration

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... that hundreds of thousands of people finished the march within hours in a peaceful and orderly manner. It was the biggest protest in Hong Kong since 1.2 million people hit the streets in support of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement in 1989. Referring to the overwhelming response at the end of the seven-hour protest, front spokesman Lee Cheuk-yan said: 'The figure is really no longer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420408/turnout-piles-pressure-tung-administration
  7. 500,000 take to the streets

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... not include all participants. The force said the protesters should be proud that hundreds of thousands of people finished the march within hours in a peaceful and orderly manner. It was the biggest protest in Hong Kong since 1.2 million people hit the streets in support of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement in 1989. Referring to the overwhelming response at the end of the seven-hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420335/500000-take-streets
  8. Civil service clampdown on poor performers

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... of persistent sub-standard performance, the Civil Service Bureau said. To reward outstanding performance, Mr Wong said those receiving a commendation from him would be awarded free trips based on the existing long-service reward for those who have worked for 20 years. Under that award, recipients each receive $14,700. Federation of Civil Service Unions president Leung Chau-ting said he opposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516347/civil-service-clampdown-poor-performers
  9. Tung avoids commitment to delay on security bill

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... to re-launch public consultation. Emerging from a one-hour talk with new Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong on Article 23 yesterday, Mr Tsang said the possibility of deferral had not been ... to existing rules, bills will lapse if they fail to get through before the Legco term ends July next year. The legislative work will have to start afresh after the new Legco is formed in late 2004. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425639/tung-avoids-commitment-delay-security-bill
  10. HK officials defend ministerial system

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Kelvin Chan

    ... the system for failing to live up to public expectations and called for a review. Responding to the three-hour debate, Mr Lam conceded that operations had not been smooth over the past year. But he ... was also unhappy with the system and called for a review. 'Everyone can see that the accountability system has not been working,' he said. The vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421304/hk-officials-defend-ministerial-system

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