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  1. The long and short of it: lawmakers admit big variation in work hours

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung One admits to working less than three hours a day. Another claims to put in 12 hours a day, seven days a week. The rest fall somewhere between these extremes. ... meetings of the full council and its committees, handling complaints, meeting government officials and members of the public, and giving press interviews. The hours legislators spend on Legco work ...

  2. Work records highlight flaws in Legco system

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and whether our current system of functional constituencies in the Legislative Council complies with international standards of universal suffrage. More recently, the merits of functional ... of the population. Often included in the material handed out to demonstrate the unfairness of the functional constituencies was the consistently poor Legco work records of the functional constituency ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legco motion calls for standardised work hours The Legislative Council passed a non-binding motion yesterday calling for legislation on standard working hours. Lawmaker Dr Leung Ka-lau, ... constituency, said standard working hours would cause difficulties for the operations of restaurants. The industry would hire more temporary workers, which would further widen the wealth gap. Li ...

  4. League's disgraceful outbursts no reflection on working class

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the 2008 Legislative Council election you could agree that the league's support base is among the working class. However, I believe the Legco chamber should be a place where rational discussion takes place on political matters. Members of the working class, even if they are on low incomes or threatened with layoffs, are obedient citizens who would not support any unruly ...

  5. Tang ready to release manifesto at long last

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... nominations. Leung told them he would consider the federation's opinions, said Wong. Tang has said at earlier forums that his manifesto would touch on the issue of standard working hours ... of the Federation of Trade Unions, which holds 60 votes on the Election Committee and has said it will nominate neither Tang nor Leung because they had not promised to back legislation on standard working ...

  6. Clearly, we need to work together

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... and joint efforts in monitoring air quality. What must we do instead? We must strengthen co-operation with Guangdong and urge authorities there to tighten their emission standards for factories, ... will convince anyone that this is a crucial consideration. Next, Guangdong and Hong Kong must unify their emission standards and regulatory systems. I urge the government to begin substantive ...

  7. Spanner in the works

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Saturday, several hours after Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had ordered the secretary for the civil service to reassess Mr Leung's approved application for post-service employment. ...

  8. Survey finds HK people tired and tense from work

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the longest hours and enjoyed the least job satisfaction, recognition and respect. Leung Kwok, of the university's management department, said Hong Kong people were not happy about their work ... Earnings top Shanghai and Taipei but workers take less pride Hong Kong people earn more money but gain less pride from their work than people in Shanghai and Taipei, a survey has found. ...

  9. Leung's policies

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Population and human resources Meet the demands arising from children born to non-local residents and regulate the flow of pregnant women coming to Hong Kong to give birth without prior medical booking; and Establish a committee to study the issue of standard working hours. Land planning and transport Develop the boundary areas in the New Territories; and Increase ...

  10. letters

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and legislation for a maximum working week. The unionists want a legal ceiling on working hours and compulsory pay for overtime. This follows a review of labour laws in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and the mainland which showed Hong Kong lagging badly. I believe working hours in Hong Kong should be regulated. I am sure most employees would support such legislation. The health of our ...




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