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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. ...

  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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. ESF teachers boycott after-hours work in pay dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... so. Trips already planned and paid for would go ahead. The union has been studying the amount of work teachers are doing following a 9.2 per cent cut in pay and benefits imposed last year. ...

  8. Strike talks revolve around HK$20

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... that lasted nearly five hours at the Rumsey Street Car Park in Central yesterday. A source said contractors had offered a daily wage of HK$880 for eight hours and 15 minutes of work, but workers insisted on HK$900. 'Workers insist on an eight-hour day if the pay is HK$880. If contractors do not cut the working hours by 15 minutes, workers want HK$900,' the source said. A new ...

  9. Dead men walking at work every day

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Mr Christensen said that one area not receiving enough attention was the long hours people were working and the stress they were suffering as a result. Accidents were more prevalent when people were overworked or had not had enough relaxation time. 'In Malaysia, for example, many people work at least six days a week and 12 hours a day,' he said. 'They spend maybe ...

  10. Allow staff to volunteer for charity, firms urged

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... and products to charity, there is less of a tendency for them to encourage staff to do volunteer work. 'People in Hong Kong work such crazy hours that it is difficult for them to find the time ... , employers should consider allowing staff to identify areas where they could contribute, and even support them by giving them paid time off during working hours. 'From our experience the results ...




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