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  1. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976020/cutting-working-hours-next-step
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451494/employees-working-longer-hours-no-additional-pay
  3. Protest at increased working hours

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A government workers' union may take legal or industrial action against the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's move to increase the working hours of its pest ... in late March. The new working hours start on July 1. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council petitioned the Labour Department over its plan to stop providing counter services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548480/protest-increased-working-hours
  4. Executives admit the strain of long hours

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... executives felt stimulated by working such long hours, which often demanded 24-hour attention to projects and tight deadlines. While the 40-hour work week was considered standard previously, ... Written by Raymond Ma Most executives working more than 60 hours a week admit they won't be able to sustain their 'extreme jobs' for more than a year if it cost them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587133/executives-admit-strain-long-hours
  5. Security standards come under fire

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... He said a minimum 16-hour training standard was a welcome move but criticised the time taken to get guards trained and accredited. 'Many of the people who come to the security industry ... The industry wants regulations streamlined to crack down on Hong Kong's growing ranks of untrained guards More than half of the estimated 200,000 security guards working in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429882/security-standards-come-under-fire
  6. Lift workers demand strict safety standards

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So About 100 lift workers staged a protest yesterday to highlight occupational safety concerns following lift-maintenance accidents earlier this month. They called for more training, a qualifications framework, the regulation of standard shift hours and a ban on contractors working alone. Meanwhile, the government said it would stop using a 'bunching approach'- in which lift ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661289/lift-workers-demand-strict-safety-standards
  7. Canadian model sets the standard

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Canada is hailed by experts on domestic worker issues as a model nation. Former Hong Kong maid Joy Thompson, who has been working for a family in Montreal since 2004, agrees. The Filipina's salary after tax is about double what she earned in Hong Kong, she works eight hours a day, five days a week, lives in a self-rented apartment, and gets a travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584702/canadian-model-sets-standard
  8. Public doctors call for flexible hours to solve overtime crisis

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors are calling on the Hospital Authority to introduce flexible employment as a 'win-win' solution to cut down working hours and maintain the quality of services. In the face of a possible appeal from doctors against long working hours, the authority has pledged to cut down hours to 65 a week in three years' time, but failed to give details on how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551652/public-doctors-call-flexible-hours-solve-overtime-crisis
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601959/flexible-work-hours-could-beat-heat-say-construction-bosses
  10. Guangdong to curb extra work hours

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guangdong labour authorities have warned employers not to force their staff to work long hours, Shenzhen News Net reported yesterday. The warning comes as factory owners try to make up ... them work outside office hours. Employees could work no more than three hours' overtime a day even if they agreed, the report said. Monthly overtime was capped at 36 hours. The report said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421008/guangdong-curb-extra-work-hours

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