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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    Loading up on hours suits many workers

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ..., many workers preferred doing overtime because that substantially increased their income. Workers are paid 1.5 times their standard salary by hour from Monday to Friday for work beyond eight ... on hours suits many workers Li Ruoyu works at Wuxi Hongding Textile Fibre in Henan province to support his two children. He says he does not mind working extra hours- in fact, the more the better. ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Kim Pan-gon tells locals to work hard or lose out to naturalised talent

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:06pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong coach says there is a long line of naturalised players waiting for a chance Kim tells locals to work hard or lose out Hong Kong soccer coach Kim Pan-gon warned home-grown players to work harder or their opportunities would be taken by the influx of naturalised players. The South Korean is considering three over-age players for the under-23 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art experts say Abramovic's performance piece should acknowledge similar work by her contemporary

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13pm by GDN

    ... Hours, sees the artist appearing in the Serpentine's Hyde Park gallery from 10am to 6pm, six days a week, until August 25. It is billed as "a unique work created ... stressed the importance of "nothing"- fails to acknowledge the influence of another contemporary artist who has made "nothing" central to her work. Mary Ellen Carroll, a New ...

  7. Sport - China - SOCCER

    High demand for forged sick notes as Chinese football fans stay up into the small hours

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:07pm

    ... mainland media reports have warned that submitting fake sick notes is illegal and that employers can sack offenders for fraud. A few mainland companies have adjusted their working hours during ... Agence France-Presse Lucrative trade reported to have sprung up, but some employers attempting to accommodate World Cup fever A time difference of up to 12 hours between China and Brazil ...

  8. Public doctors deserve reward for long hours

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of these concerns were highlighted in a survey conducted by an action group formed by public doctors to push for standard working hours. The group comprises members of the Frontline Doctors' Union ... on the Hospital Authority to implement standard working hours for public doctors, limiting it eventually to 44 hours per week with compensation for overtime. On the face of it, working 65.6 hours per week ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    EU urges Russia to work with new Ukraine leader and 'de-escalate the situation'

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Donetsk, Ukraine EU leaders on Tuesday urged Russia to work with Ukraine's new president, while Ukraine said it had recaptured the airport in the eastern city ... The battle for the main transport hub in Ukraine’s industrial heartland erupted Monday just hours after president-elect Petro Poroshenko vowed to take a tough stand against the “terrorists”. “The ...




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