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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Chairman's term won't give enough time to set work hours law, says legislator

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... The government will definitely not have enough time to legislate standard working hours if it works within the present terms it has set, a veteran labour activist says. Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan yesterday criticised Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung for setting the standard working hours committee chairman's term at three years. It was a form ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG MARATHON

    Ethiopians' team tactics work a treat as Gemada Heyera savours victory

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Ethiopians' team tactics work a treat Late bloomer Gemada Feyera dashed the dreams of Julius Maisei- bidding to become the first man to defend the title- to win the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon yesterday. Feyera and his Ethiopian countryman, Abdisa Bedada Sori, worked perfectly as a team to first tag and then out-run Kenya's Maisei as the showpiece event once again ended ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Why Hong Kong needs working hours law

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Legislator distorting proposed standard working hours law Legislator James Tien Pei-chun, in RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, on January 20, urged our chief executive to look ... premises. What about the vast land banks in the hands of the large developers? He proceeded to whinge that the move towards standard working hours seriously undermined the freedom and flexibility ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislation can't fix problems of long working hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says a legitimate concern for Hong Kong's overworked employees should not blind us to the impact that legislating for standard working hours will have on our ... is equally important. Would regulating how many hours employees should work solve the problem in the first place? However, labour unions calling for the government to legislate standard working hours ...

  5. Bosses back 44-hour week? Sorry, I just don't believe it

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... unscientific straw poll of Hong Kong business bigwigs yesterday, and the results were conclusive. A massive 100 per cent of the bosses I asked were opposed to legislation on standard working hours. All ... sounds reasonable. Hong Kong people work notoriously long hours by international standards, many for rapacious employers who screw as much out of their workforce as they can and give as little ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Work limits must come with elbow room

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Amy Nip

    ... polarised on the issue of standard working hours. Bosses oppose any legislation for fear it may hurt competitiveness, while unions believe it would improve working conditions, according ... hours, no matter whether these are set at 40, 44 or 46 hours [a week]," Dr Leong Che-hung, chairman of the standard working hours committee, said after meeting representatives from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying cautious on pensions, working hours

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive will make only scant reference to universal pensions and standard working hours, says New People's Party vice-president C.Y. set ... this year: standard working hours and universal retirement protection. Both are issues on which consensus has proved elusive. Leung does not support universal retirement protection and points ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Businesses dig in to fight work hours plan

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... standard working hours a law," said Chan Kei-biu, one of the coalition representatives and convener of an action group against the legislation. "We believe the current relationship ... on the job. Yan worried that standard working hours could force contractors to hire two people to share a 16-hour shift in order to avoid paying the proposed 1.5 times a worker's base wage ...

  9. News - World - NIGERIA

    Rush-hour bomb blast at Nigeria bus station kills 71 near capital Abuja

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Abuja Islamists likely to be suspected in first bombing near capital in two years Rush-hour bomb blast kills 35 near Abuja in Nigeria A massive morning rush-hour bomb killed ... 8 kilometres southwest of central Abuja, serves Nyanya, a poor, ethnically and religiously mixed satellite town where many residents work in the city. "I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard ...

  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Cathay passengers from New York stuck on plane in Zhuhai for 16 hours when hailstorm hit on March 30

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... with the first crew having reached legal work-hour limits. "It was unbelievable," one passenger aboard the Boeing 777 told America's NBC News. "We couldn't get off the plane. ... Associated Press in Beijing Flight from New York diverted in hailstorm, but neither passengers nor crew could leave plane 34 hours to HK- with 16 of them stuck in Zhuhai It's a long ...




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