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  1. 10 days' training, long hours for drivers in focus

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Mainland internet users are raising questions about high-speed train drivers' short training period and long working hours following the fatal crash ... two drivers to alternate. However, there was only one driver working on the train- which had a journey time of over 13 hours- that crashed into the rear of another train. according ...

  2. Review of bus drivers' work hours

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Transport Department will review bus drivers' working hours after legislators said passengers were put in danger by drivers who had to work up to 14 hours a day. Most of the 8,000 Kowloon Motor Bus drivers work an average of 9.4 to 10.4 hours a day, with 30 minutes' rest every six hours. But 16 per cent have to work shifts of 14 hours, with a three-hour break. ...

  3. Dead men walking at work every day

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Mr Christensen said that one area not receiving enough attention was the long hours people were working and the stress they were suffering as a result. Accidents were more prevalent when people were overworked or had not had enough relaxation time. 'In Malaysia, for example, many people work at least six days a week and 12 hours a day,' he said. 'They spend maybe ...

  4. Pledge to raise food standards

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the next five years, while also stepping up the monitoring of food. It said township-level governments and neighbourhood committees in cities should conduct food-safety inspections and work closely ... into account when evaluating the work of lower-level government cadres, the State Council said. It said officials would be more severely punished when food-safety violations are found. An unidentified ...

  5. Cathay crew see red over turnaround 12-hour shifts

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many Cathay Pacific cabin crew are finding it difficult to cope with the increasing number of turnaround, overnight 'red-eye flights' that involve working up to 12 hours ... exhausting, and that it was difficult to keep alert, especially on the return trip. Julian Yau Chi-hung, vice-chairman of the FAU, said such flights, where cabin crew had just about an hour between ...

  6. Smoker may have sparked nine-hour tunnel blaze

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Investigators are looking into whether cigarette smoking caused a fire inside the Lion Rock Tunnel that lasted for nine hours yesterday and led ... along the 60-metre-long ceiling of the underground drainage tube. The fast lane of the affected carriageway is expected to reopen before the morning rush hour on Monday, but it is unknown when ...

  7. Work-to-rule wrong way to settle dispute

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's firefighters have earned great public respect. Not only do they work long and irregular hours, their job is also the most physically demanding and dangerous among ... firefighters voted overwhelmingly to reject the offer by management to cut night shifts, citing public safety as the reason. The proposal would have reduced their weekly working hours from 54 to 51, ...

  8. Six-hour fight to quell Wan Chai fire

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Nearly 150 firefighters took six hours to put out a blaze at a Henderson Land construction site in Wan Chai yesterday. It was the most serious fire ... on the roof of the 31-storey building. No employees were working at the time. Burning construction material on the roof spewed dense smoke and lit up the pre-dawn sky. The Fire Services Department ...

  9. Private homes staff work longer for less

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The quality of private homes for the elderly could not be guaranteed because staff worked much longer hours and were paid less than public homes staff, the Hospitals, Clinics and Nursing Workers Union said yesterday. Private homes staff worked 12 hours a day and were paid HK$7,000 a month, while public homes staff got HK$8,000 for eight-hour shifts. ...

  10. Safety standards ignored in the pursuit of profits

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Work Safety. Small, illegal mines are notoriously dangerous workplaces, but some state-run mines also have poor safety standards. 'State-run mines are better than those privately operated ... for lax safety standards and a rise in fatal accidents at coal mines, according to a top industrial safety expert and government officials. 'Many coal mines would rather not contribute ...




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