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  1. News - Hong Kong - WORK SAFETY

    Decade-old work safety laws 'need urgent review' amid reports of lax standards

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:40pm by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Michelle Toh michelle.toh@scmp.com Support group for victims of industrial accidents say focus on deadly accidents and high-profile issues has led to neglect of widespread problems Work safety laws 'need urgent review' The government must carry out an extensive review of work safety laws that have not been updated for over a decade, a support group for victims ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... law was "way too far ahead" for Hong Kong. "Hong Kong should legislate standard working hours first," he said. Britain's law states that employers must deal ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com As Britain fuels debate over non-fixed work hours and locations, one legislator argues Hong Kong should have regulated work hours first Flexible working ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Principal suffers defeat in Standard League curtain-raiser

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:17pm by Contributor

    ... Contributor Team Principal, comprising with all local development players, suffers a 2-14 defeat by Verity in the Principal Standard League curtain-raiser.  Verity, considered as the title chaser in the League, is, on the other hand, full of star-players. The season opener of the Principal Standard League saw the first year development team of the Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    From doorknob to whole building in 4 hours: how quickly viruses spread

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post From a couple of doorknobs, bugs were spread rapidly through an entire building Virus can go everywhere in 4 hours, study finds Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 per cent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study. Researchers put a harmless tracer virus on one or two surfaces in a building (for ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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