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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728306/limit-work-hours-would-raise-building-overheads
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1126714/leung-chun-ying-cautious-pensions-working-hours
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728112/working-hours-issue-needs-prompt-attention
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725995/unions-decide-its-time-wage-war-hours
  5. 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", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520022/no-after-work-e-mails-big-european-firms-curb-phone-use-outside-office
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cut in minimum working hours to give more families low-income benefits

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More families to qualify for low-income benefits The minimum working hours to qualify for a low-income family subsidy are to be lowered by 16 hours ... employment, is due to start next year. Those working 192 to 144 hours will receive HK$600 while those with children will get an extra HK$800 or HK$400 per child according to their working hours. Under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519091/cut-minimum-working-hours-give-more-families-low-income-benefits
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733268/opinion-leaders-back-44-hour-work-week
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1268119/businesses-dig-fight-work-hours-plan
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1429097/ethiopians-team-tactics-work-treat-gemada-heyera-savours-victory
  10. Working hours back in spotlight

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... productive and enjoyable place in which to live and work. When workers put more free time ahead of money it is time to address the promised next stage of standard working hours. ... deliver closer to 50 hours work a week than the 40 recommended by the International Labour Organisation and spend a large proportion of their time on work-related activities. Total paid leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980331/working-hours-back-spotlight

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