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  1. Government to study standard working hours

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The secretary for labour and welfare says the government will study the issue of standard working hours, as lawmakers complain that many workers in the city must work overtime without extra payment. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told the Legislative Council yesterday that the government was mapping out the framework of a study, about which different sectors had strong ...

  2. Jury still out on working hours

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government says it will not rule out a proposal from the labour sector to cap weekly working hours at 44. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government would not decide until its study on work hours was completed in one to two years. It was also waiting to see the effects of a minimum wage on business before deciding on the feasibility ...

  3. Double standards at work

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Health-care reform and the Commercial Radio poll controversy are separate issues, clearly. Yet, comparing the way the government approached them last week makes for interesting, but also disturbing, reading. This paper reported on Wednesday th ...

  4. 5-day work week could cost 16m man hours

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly, Quinton Chan

    ... resources or hours of service. This means staff will have to work an extra hour each day from Monday to Friday to compensate for the Saturday half-day. As a result, one man hour will be lost for each day of accumulated leave- the leave was earned on an eight-hour working day but will be paid as a nine-hour day. Hong Kong's 160,000-plus civil servants have an average of 110 days ...

  5. About-face on plan to cut voting hours

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... their votes due to their long working hours. The Democrats vowed to help a truck driver file a judicial review if the plan went ahead. Human rights experts were also quick to criticise the new voting ... will fill 400 seats on 18 district councils. The row began on Monday when the commission announced polling hours would be slashed by three hours in order to cut costs, speed the vote count and limit ...

  6. Tsang defends campaign visit in working hours

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... opened campaign office during office hours yesterday, stressing that he was chief executive '24 hours a day' and there was no distinction between his working hours or leisure time. ... hours a day,' he said. 'The Basic Law does not allow me to resign [as chief executive] to run for election, so there is no distinction between my working hours or my leisure ...

  7. People power at work in voting hours U-turn

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a restriction on the right to vote. It is true that such voting hours exist in other parts of the world. But here in Hong Kong the working day can be long, even on a Sunday when the elections will take ... three hours earlier than usual was largely due to public pressure. This reform, which went almost unnoticed in April, suddenly prompted strong opposition when the final guidelines ...

  8. Work hours debate

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has spoken against a ceiling on the number of hours worked daily, part of the debate over a minimum wage. What do you think of his stand? Share your views: write to us ...

  9. Tung pressed on working hours

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Chief executive tells unionists he will look at issue Tung Chee-hwa is to look at the issue of long working hours in some industries, according to unionist lawmakers. The chief executive reportedly gave the assurance when members urged him during a meeting yesterday to legislate on maximum working hours. Speaking after the discussion, Lee Cheuk-yan, ...

  10. Democrat wants curbs on long work hours

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The Democrats are to push for legislation requiring bosses to pay employees for working long hours. Party legislator-elect Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said he would write soon to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa seeking his consent to introduce a private member's bill on maximum working hours. Under the proposal, workers would not work more than 44 hours per week ...




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