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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Contractor 'slow to reveal' sewage leak Bathers may have been unknowingly swimming for hours in water polluted with raw sewage after officials and a contractor delayed notifying beach managers of problems at Pillar Point sewage treatment works on Monday. Under the emergency response plan for the plant, the Leisure and Cultural Services ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAFFIC SAFETY

    Crash, spill close San Tin Highway for hours during Friday Rush Hour

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang, Eddie Lee

    ... Tin Highway from about 5pm, as they worked to free the two drivers from their vehicles. By the early hours of this morning only two lanes had been reopened as the cleanup continued. ... Emily Tsang and Eddie Lee Nobody killed but roads paralysed for hours during Friday evening's rush-hour commute Crash and oil spill closes highway A New Territories highway was closed ...

  6. Unions decide it's time to wage war on hours

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... employees worked more than 10 hours a day, it found. Six per cent said their employers broke the law and did not give them a day off. The government should set a standard eight-hour day, organising ... Amy Nip With a minimum wage law now settled, unionists are turning their attention to fighting long working hours. Workers in the catering, security and retail industries are putting in 12 ...

  7. Working hours issue needs prompt attention

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... profits and companies going under. They are making the same arguments with standard working hours. The benefits of legislating for a maximum working week and overtime pay and conditions are well ... of living. The same thinking has to be put into determining standard working hours. The number per week shouldn't be set so high that the benefits are eliminated. Similarly, the conditions ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung.@scmp.com Department says its relaxation of rules for work on bridge to Macau and Zhuhai is reasonable Water quality standards at bridge defended The environmental watchdog has defended its decision to relax the water quality standards for the Hong Kong section of the bridge linking the city with Zhuhai and Macau, saying that the change is both ...

  10. Opinion leaders back 44-hour work week

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong's movers and shakers are solidly behind the introduction of a standard working week of 44 hours. A South China Morning Post/TNS survey of the city's business and opinion leaders shows 70 per cent support legislating on standard working hours, while 80 per cent favour setting the ceiling at 44 hours a week or less, as demanded by unions. ...




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