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  1. Protest at increased working hours

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A government workers' union may take legal or industrial action against the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's move to increase the working hours of its pest ... in late March. The new working hours start on July 1. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council petitioned the Labour Department over its plan to stop providing counter services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548480/protest-increased-working-hours
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    All turns quiet on the Gaza front as 72-hour ceasefire comes into effect

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israel pulls out its ground forces as 72-hour ceasefire comes into effect and army announces the end of its operation to destroy Hamas tunnels All turns quiet on the Gaza front Gaza fell silent yesterday after a month of intense combat, as a 72-hour truce accepted by Israel and Hamas came into effect and the last Israeli troops left the battered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566987/israeli-troops-withdraw-gaza-72-hour-truce-begins
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    My 48 Hours in … Phuket

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by Joan koh

    ... Text: Joan Koh Thai hotel heir Vorasit 'Wan' Issara shares some of his favourite spots on the popular holiday island Phuket For the Bangkok-born hotelier who has spent most of his life working, holidaying and living on resort islands around the world, Vorasit "Wan" Issara confesses he feels right at home in Thailand's most famous island. He was in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1564330/my-48-hours-phuket
  6. 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
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1249881/loading-hours-suits-many-workers
  8. Business - Money - TRADING

    Shanghai stock market unlikely to follow Hong Kong trading hours

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:27am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Shanghai unlikely to follow HK stock market hours Shanghai is unlikely to stretch stock exchange trading hours to match Hong Kong's, despite ... with a one-hour break for lunch at noon. According to sources, Shanghai will initially keep trading hours unchanged when Hong Kong and mainland investors begin dealing in each other's markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1560753/shanghai-stock-market-unlikely-follow-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong

    MTR Tsuen Wan Line resumes normal service after early morning rush hour delay

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 08:07am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chung Line, which links Hong Kong Station to Kowloon Station. The company said it carried out urgent repair work to deal with the signal failure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561643/mtr-tsuen-wan-line-delay-early-morning-rush-hour-due-signalling-fault
  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", ...

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

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