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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. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Bosses make us work overtime off the record, say banking staff

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... be granted for working overtime, it was hard to prove that workers were being forced to stay behind after office hours. He said bosses could easily argue that staff chose to stay behind voluntarily. ... but feared an extra day off might lead to longer working hours on top of their daily overtime if banks were not hiring more staff. Of 602 banking employees interviewed by the Hong Kong Banking ...

  9. Minimum wage at this time will put more people out of work

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no-pay leave. Working people are preoccupied not with whether they can secure a minimum wage of HK$33 an hour but whether they can hold onto their jobs. Mr Wong argues that rescuing the financial ... I fully support Oxfam's work and do not question the excellent intentions of Oxfam's Wong Shek-hung ('Delaying minimum wage only aggravates rising poverty', February ...

  10. HSBC to let staff work from home, set start times

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to work flexible hours and work from home for a maximum of two days a week. At present, HSBC staff are on a five-day work week, with some frontline employees working on Saturdays. 'We do ... Ng Kang-chung Some 17,000 employees of banking giant HSBC can choose the time they start and will be able to work from home under a policy that will come into effect early next month. ...




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