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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... for fixing work hours Legislating standard working hours will not result in a rise in business costs in the long run as companies will look for ways to rearrange work flow in a more efficient manner, ... It is responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. Messenger said if standard working hours were introduced in Hong Kong, there will inevitably be an increase in costs ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, warns government adviser

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours A law to establish standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, leaving ... chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, on RTHK's City Forum. "Nowadays, many Western governments want to change their systems. Just trying to raise the standard working hours ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Cutting working hours the next step

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the legislation has affected Hong Kong's workforce. Authorities have to make every effort to ensure it is being respected, while moving on to the promised next stage, standard working hours. Business ... people in Hong Kong work what would be considered unreasonably long hours elsewhere in the world. Improving conditions is as important as ensuring that a reasonable minimum hourly rate is paid. ...

  5. Should there be a legally mandated ceiling on weekly working hours in Hong Kong?

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmain Li, Melody Cheung Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College Although legally mandating a ceiling on weekly working hours protects employees from the harmful effects of working too long, setting too low a ceiling would be counterproductive to the economy. Setting the maximum hours too low will eventually drive down average income in Hong Kong and lower living standards. Moreover, ...

  6. Bank staff alarmed at plan for extended hours

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The union held a meeting late last night to discuss possible action after frontline banking staff began an online petition against irregular working hours. Several banks have taken Mr Tsang's lead, announcing plans for a five-day work week, extending opening hours from Monday to Saturday and keeping some branches open on Sunday, starting in September. Some have pledged to hire more ...

  7. Staff who work long hours pay a health price

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... confirmed what most of us know: people in Hong Kong work long hours. However, it was not confirmation the survey sought, but insight into the reasons why people here work such long hours ... here that long hours equal productivity. But this is not the case,' he said. The average working week in Hong Kong is 55 hours, but many employees work much more than that. The main reason ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    What Benjamin Lawsky's tough stance on Standard Chartered over Iran means for other banks

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in New York New York watchdog Benjamin Lawsky bit hard on Standard Chartered over its dealings with Iran, and his success will have far-reaching implications Getting tough on Standards Benjamin Lawsky played hardball with Standard Chartered and a gantlet of federal and New York regulators and prosecutors right up until the last hours of a US$340 million settlement ...

  9. Standard Chartered the first 6-day bank

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Standard Chartered Bank is stealing HSBC's thunder by extending business hours on weekends, with five branches offering six full service days a week starting Saturday. The bank ... to introduce a five-day work week for its 4,400 employees along with the five-day clearing week by September. Hang Seng Bank will begin a trial in September at some branches, extending service hours ...

  10. Flexible work hours could beat heat, say construction bosses

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Construction bosses yesterday proposed more flexible work hours as one possible solution to the problem of workers being struck down by heatstroke. 'We can consider setting working hours from 7am to 8pm instead of 7am to 7pm, giving two hours for workers to rest, or let workers leave at 5.30pm instead of 6pm,' Gammon Construction chief executive Thomas Ho ...




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