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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fulfil promise to look into standard working hours, commission tells C.Y.

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JULIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Fulfil work-hours promise, commission tells C.Y. A labour group urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to fulfil his promise to look at instituting standard ... hours, and nearly 90 per cent thought the working week should be capped at 48 hours or less. Law Pui-shan, a commission policy research officer, said the discussion over legislating standard ...

  2. Employees working longer hours for no additional pay

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about using the standards of some European countries, where the maximum working hours are about 35 a week.' China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan all regulate the number of working hours. Standard working hours in these countries are eight a day, or between 40 to 48 week. The union survey followed one in January in which City University found that people in Hong Kong ...

  3. HK fifth worst on global work-hours scale

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong workers rank fifth worst in the world when it comes to weekly working hours, the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) says. The union used a global survey of working hours recorded in 50 countries by the International Labour Organisation and compared them with Hong Kong government statistics on working hours in the city. The global study, compiled with 2005 ...

  4. Focus should be on statutory maximum working hours

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cut in line with a level set by a new law, they could be worse off. Instead, I would like to see legislation that ensures statutory maximum working hours for Hong Kong's workforce. Many employees in Hong Kong work very long hours. Some employers think their companies will be more competitive and effective if they have a team of diligent workers. Often employees will have a contract ...

  5. Long hours take toll on white-collar women

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Shirley Li, a 25-year-old working at the Beijing branch of a major auditing firm, has only one wish for the Labour Day holiday: 'I just hope I'm not told to work overtime.' She explained: 'My average work day is more than 10 hours and I feel a lot of stress. Even in my spare time I worry about my job. 'I get irritable around deadlines, and I notice ...

  6. Tsang advocates standard employment contract for government workers

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to specify a monthly wage, working hours, workplaces and payment methods for non-skilled workers covered by the contracts. 'To tie in with the adoption of the new standard contract, the Labour ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.54pm: The government would introduce a standard employment contract to cover all of its workers in a bid to protect employees' interests, acting Chief ...

  7. Nearly half of workers do 8-hour days

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Census findings on 2.5m private-sector employees contradict a recent survey About half of Hong Kong's 2.5 million non-government employees worked eight hours or less a day last year, which contradicts a recent survey on working hours. The surprise figure comes from a Census and Statistics Department survey of 11,000 households from July to September last year, ...

  8. 60pc say hourly rate should be at least HK$30

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... found. Commissioned by Oxfam Hong Kong- a long-time advocate of a minimum wage to protect the city's working poor- the survey found 35 per cent of respondents thought the minimum hourly ... for workers to support their families. Ho also called for a cap on working hours, a view supported by 66 per cent of those surveyed. 'We always stick to our principle of trying to create a fair ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Employers may be losing out by forcing staff to work long hours

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now that we have a minimum wage law, discussion has shifted to working hours. Many employers may see the long hours their staff will work as a return for the larger pay packet they will get under the minimum wage legislation. However, if bosses do this, it may not lead to a more efficient performance. People who are forced to work long hours become tired and are actually less ...




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