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  1. Proposal on minimum wage fails yet again

    Posted Nov 10th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers from the business sector again blocked a motion proposed by the labour sector on a minimum wage and maximum working hours. As in previous years, the latest motion, ... a majority in the functional constituencies. Ms Chan, who proposed that the government legislate for a minimum wage to safeguard workers' basic living standards, and that the number of working ...

  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 ...

  3. Crew continued flight despite two engine warnings

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... in the first two hours of the four-hour, 40-minute flight between Hong Kong and Surabaya in Indonesia last month. The warning system issued the first alert on the right-hand engine 34 minutes after ... control team. The warning reappeared on the same engine more than an hour later, but discussion with the maintenance officers led to the same conclusion. Just 24 minutes before landing, ...

  4. Strike will close three pools, eight beaches

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... today may have to work for 16 hours in view of the staff shortage. 'Only a small portion of the staff will be working overtime and they will not be performing rescuing duties but only ... Anita Lam More could be affected depending on how many lifeguards fail to turn up for work At least three public swimming pools and eight beaches are likely to be closed today and many ...

  5. GPS will be next to aid smart traffic flow

    Posted Sep 13th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... transport system, did not base its suggestions on the actual distance alone but also real-time traffic conditions. But it only works on public transport. A GPS would work on all transport networks. ... He cited an East Rail breakdown last week when an overhead cable failed, stranding passengers for up to an hour. If they had had a navigation system, he said, they would have been able ...

  6. Travellers to enjoy cheaper parking at station

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... facility, which took more than two decades to come to fruition, will charge $6 per hour for drivers who use the MTR, rather than the standard $12. Thomas Ho Hang-kong, property director of MTR Corp, ... and the ground floors, and two floors dedicated to 31 shops and fast food. However, the two interchanges will not open this Saturday as the Transport Department said there is still minor work ...

  7. Wrong baby given drug; staff told to cut errors

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... standards and minimise the chance of blunders, a team of Australian experts began working with five public hospitals and two private hospitals in the city's first accreditation programme three ... Anita Lam Another medical mix-up has come to light, with a baby being wrongly injected with an antibiotic. News of the error emerged yesterday, hours after a health official had urged ...

  8. Dragonair to act on crews' hours

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Anita Lam Some Dragonair cabin crew had to work more hours last month because of unusually bad weather and delayed flights. But the airline hopes to start working out ways ... by such duties, Dragonair has offered to compensate staff for working these additional hours. For every hour of carry-on duty, cabin crew are paid five times the fixed hourly allowance they get ...

  9. Police intercept second boatload of illegal immigrants in 48 hours

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Police intercepted another boatload of South Asian illegal immigrants yesterday, the second in 48 hours, and officials expect more will come in the next few weeks as the government strives to amend a law to stop asylum seekers from working in the city. Eleven men- two Indians, eight Pakistanis and a mainland pilot- were on an eight-metre wooden boat without lights ...

  10. Unions demand better pay and shorter hours

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 500 unionists and lawmakers flocked to the Central Government Offices in Central yesterday to demand a minimum wage and maximum working hours. First to arrive ... to regulate working hours. 'There are now 700,000 workers, 40 per cent more than five years ago, who spend 60 hours or more per week at work, and they are not getting any overtime payment.' ...




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