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  1. New editor for The Standard

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael The English-language newspaper The Standard has installed a new senior editorial team following the sacking of chief editor Karl Wilson and deputy editor Howard Winn. Mark ... solidly business and that is something we have been trying to build on. They have a very good staff to work with.' Mr Clifford, speaking after his first day on the job, said the new ...

  2. Canton Road's third lane finally open after drainage work dispute

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the contract's requirements, and that when the company later gave in and carried out the work, it took six months for officials to check it met their standards, leading to further delay. Cheung Kong took ... Holdings, which developed 1881 Heritage, and the government became involved in a dispute over water-drainage work under the road. The work was delayed, leaving one lane blocked off for months ...

  3. Villa Pinada work set to resume

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... More than 200 people who bought flats in the failed Villa Pinada luxury housing project in Tuen Mun can heave a sigh of relief following last night's announcement that work ... would provide finance to complete the project. It also said the bankers considered it in the interests of all parties that work should be resumed without delay and the receivers would ensure ...

  4. Union angry at low pay in university canteens

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... interviewing 238 contract workers, the Catering and Hotels Industries Employees General Union said it was disappointed by the low wages and long working hours. 'Universities should show more ... was conducted between October and last month, found the average hourly pay of these workers was HK$23.90 and the average working day was 9.7 hours. They were also required to work at least six days ...

  5. Saipan sweatshops no barrier to work-hungry

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... they make in 10 years in China. Many workers try to stay in Saipan longer, legally or illegally. It is an easier job and much more money.' Working a maximum 60-hour week, the women can earn ... workers take home 12,000 yuan (US$1,450) a year and 75-hour weeks are common. Saipan offers better working conditions, as it comes under US labour laws by being the capital of the US Commonwealth ...

  6. Outsourcing's favourite now farming out work

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... If western companies outsource their back office work to India because they enjoy cost savings of 30 per cent to 40 per cent, it is only logical for these same Indian companies to make similar ... India is known as the country where scores of British and US companies have moved their back-office work- such as insurance claims, medical transcription, telephone inquiries, health insurance ...

  7. Subway line rushed for Asian Games 'fails safety standards'

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... 'death-defying grandpa', has alleged that its No 3 Metro line failed to meet safety standards. The 67.25 kilometre line, linking Baiyun International Airport with the city's East Railway ... that passes Guangzhou Asian Games venues does not meet standards and contains serious hidden safety risks, yet it is still being put to use,' Zhong said on his blog. He added that a section ...

  8. HK factory owners stifle labour reforms

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... hours, paid leave, insurance and work safety standards. The plans, foreshadowed in 2007 to promote equal distribution of wages, were resurrected after labour unrest swept across the mainland ... to negotiate pay, hours, safety standards and other matters 3 Subject to personal privacy, they should see all corporate information except national and technological secrets 4 A company should call ...

  9. Workers seek voice in collective bargaining

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and bosses to negotiate pay, bonuses, work hours, paid leave, insurance and work safety standards. The latest draft rules stipulate that one in every three board members should be a worker ... to be negotiated include: wages, work safety, hours, paid leave, training, benefits and labour disputes.?E Workers representatives to be allowed access to all corporate information apart from that deemed ...

  10. ICC contractor has been prosecuted before over substandard scaffolding

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... was over substandard scaffolding works and an accident involving a worker who fell when working at a height,' Li said, but he declined to elaborate. On Sunday, six workers died after a work platform on the 30th floor fell 20 floors in a lift shaft in the building, which will have 118 storeys. Three of the victims were only found hours later, as they were buried in a mountain ...




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