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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018663/fulfil-promise-look-standard-working-hours-commission-tells-cy
  2. Migrant workers get a raw deal

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... poorly educated. The organisation hopes the government will raise the minimum wage to HK$33 and introduce standard working hours. ... Joyee Chan One in five South Asian workers receive less than the legal minimum wage of HK$28 per hour. Yet they keep quiet for fear of losing their jobs, a new survey says. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006400/migrant-workers-get-raw-deal
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451494/employees-working-longer-hours-no-additional-pay
  4. Move with the times or pay the price, Tsang warns

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... his administration would be careful over studying the introduction of standard working hours, Tsang stressed that rising public expectations of social justice meant workers expected a fair ... of a minimum wage and plans to study the introduction of standard working hours. Despite having a capitalist economy, social change warrants arbitrary action by the government 'to make sure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729436/move-times-or-pay-price-tsang-warns
  5. Family commission idea rejected

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by providing childcare services and flexible working hours. Democratic Party lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan sought more assistance for frontline social workers and professionals. Civic Party legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, who represents the social welfare sector, called for standard working hours to enhance family life. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556522/family-commission-idea-rejected
  6. A shot in the arm for the needy and workers on low pay

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... allowance from 240 days to 305 days a year. HK$1 billion to extend or enhance elderly health-care voucher pilot scheme. LABOUR RIGHTS Conduct a study on whether Hong Kong should introduce standard working hours. Amend law to expand scope of the Protection of Wages on Insolvency to cover pay for untaken annual leave and statutory holidays. HEALTH Build a hospital in Tin Shui Wai; build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727437/shot-arm-needy-and-workers-low-pay
  7. Physical and mental fatigue may affect public doctors' judgment

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and strength-depleted? Ensuring standard working hours and discussing overtime compensation should only be considered as interim, stopgap measures. The longer-term solutions have to address the prolonged ... the concerns expressed by public hospital doctors over their overwhelming workload and manpower shortages. The debate over doctors' working hours and compensation for overtime might have given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964299/physical-and-mental-fatigue-may-affect-public-doctors-judgment
  8. Record May Day rallies predicted

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bargaining and standard working hours,' he said. The Journalists Association will join the march, calling for a five day week and decent wages. Young activists' associations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966083/record-may-day-rallies-predicted
  9. Lawmakers try to head off no-confidence vote

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... for the Betterment of Hong Kong lawmakers applied for debates on elderly welfare and cross-border co-operation. Federation of Trade Union lawmaker Ip Wai-ming has called for debate on standard working hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740832/lawmakers-try-head-no-confidence-vote
  10. Group ready to challenge minimum wage law

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the government should prescribe standard working hours for foreign domestic helpers as the minimum wage was calculated on an hourly basis. The union said it would write to the government seeking ... hour, their monthly salary will be HK$7,200 for 24 working days. About 65,000 employers will stop hiring maids if that really happens,' Mr Law said. 'Employers who want to hire foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675247/group-ready-challenge-minimum-wage-law

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