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  1. Pass masters

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of English with office jobs are finding they can make more money in a couple of hours as a shooter than in a fortnight at work.' Back at the coffee shop, Ms Chen says to our undercover reporter: ... around the world taking the IELTS exam each year, it has become the world standard in English-language testing- and a lucrative system for the academic bodies that charge about 1,200 yuan ...

  2. Human cost of a trendy phone

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... are employed, say workers told them they were paid overtime below the minimum standard for working on public holidays, and were not given copies of their labour contracts. The allegations, based ... and hours are long- are fined half a day's pay. 'Our work is very stressful,' she told an investigator. 'When we punch out at night, we are totally exhausted.' Ms Chan ...

  3. Expect intensified action, Cathay told

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... make these record profits, all they can give us is an increase of a few dollars an hour.' The work-to-rule plan drew majority support in a vote at an extraordinary general meeting ... Hundreds of Cathay Pacific flight attendants have said in an online poll they would be in favour of escalating industrial action in their battle for bigger pay rises - if a work ...

  4. Cathay Pacific plane just seconds from collision in Australia

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... for the 11?-hour flight shortly before midnight on December 21, raised the alarm. 'When the crew of the A330 questioned the controller, the controller instructed the A330 crew to climb ... and cleared ... was not classified as a near-miss and cockpit warning alarms were not triggered, there had been 'a breakdown of separation standards' between the planes. A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said: 'We ...

  5. Probe into combat gear quality

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... 800 migrant workers work on a shift system at the factory, which operates 24 hours a day. The factory complex was built at the same time as a series of secret cold war weapons plants ... Simon Parry Officials to check if standards are good enough at PLA factories making uniforms for British troops Ministry of Defence officials from London have flown to central China ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Air safety rules may be over the top, pilot says

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... for the wrong reasons include a November 2011 incident when a flight was held hostage by passengers after landing at Chek Lap Kok over compensation offered for a nine-hour delay at Changi Airport. One ... according to a senior serving Cathay Pacific captain. The captain, speaking on condition of anonymity, acknowledged there was a "general concern" among pilots in Hong Kong about standards ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Safety questioned at Hong Kong Airlines

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... notice," he said. "There is nothing worse in aviation than working for a company that doesn't respect safety and standards. At Cathay, I failed one or two guys in 21 years. ... Simon Parry Company defends its record as captain speaks out on what he calls 'terrible standards' Safety questioned at Hong Kong Airlines As Christopher Allan prepared to jet ...

  8. Bankruptcy threat over reporter's cash

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... period in August 2003, when Hollingworth was in hospital with a broken hip, he withdrew almost HK$1.5 million in cash and cheques from her Standard Chartered account, claiming in one recent interview the money was spent on 'wet fish and taxis'. Thomas also withdrew money to cover hourly 'chatting fees' during the time he held an ATM card and chequebook for her ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    High alert: North Korea's crystal meth epidemic

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... on a far greater scale, is being made, it is claimed, by the technicians and scientists who once worked in state factories. Stripped of government salaries and their access to food rations, ... methamphetamine. In North Korea, crystal meth first became popular among professional men in their 30s and 40s who wanted to increase their endurance because of their work or status, testimony suggests. ...

  10. Caring for the unwanted

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... or in the bathroom for 10 hours, and that is considered to be perfectly normal and acceptable. On our dog homing days, we have people who tell us they want a dog but they work all day: we do not home dogs ...




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