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  1. Aichi's breakthrough technologies hoist work platform standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Before aerial work platforms became indispensable tools, elevated work areas could only be accessed through scaffolding or crane-supported man baskets, which posed significant risks when working at height. Committed to improving job site methods, Aichi Corporation continuously hones its expertise in highly specialised ...

  2. 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

    ... 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 of procrastination, he said. "Why did Cheung set it as three years ...

  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. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR DAY

    May Day marches draw thousands with Hong Kong dock strikers leading the charge

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Emily Tsang

    ... near tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Center in Central. Police said 3,700 people joined the rally. Many of the signs and banners called for legislation on standard working hours ... for the effort to introduce a standard work day of eight hours and overtime pay set at 1.5 times the regular wage rate. "We as domestic helpers are on call 24 hours a day. And we always have to work ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Over half of Hong Kong's workers put in more than 44 hours a week

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... working hours?" The Labour Department defines standard working hours as the normal number of hours an employee should work on a regular basis, beyond which overtime wages are payable. ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com One in two work over 44 hours every week More than half of the local labour force work more than 44 hours a week, a survey has found. In particular, nearly one ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ... 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 to address ...

  8. Limit on work hours would raise building overheads

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... building-management firms to increase the number of shifts from two to three, mainly because of the cost of hiring more staff. 'It may be that different industries need different standard working hours ... been extremely slow- despite two attempts in the past 10 years- is that many questions remain about the concept of standard working hours. A government insider said the issue was simply too ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    No after-work e-mails: Big European firms curb phone use outside office hours

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt Big companies in Germany and France wake up to impact of smartphone use by employees outside office hours; trade unions sceptical After-work e-mail halt ... and then finishing off the day's work at home, may suit some working parents. But if it brings with it a permanent increase in workload and extra hours, "it can make some employees ill", ...




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