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  1. Chief executive has work cut out to resolve 40-hour-week conundrum

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The chief executive finds himself caught in the middle between bosses and union leaders over the need to legislate standard working hours. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his policy address that he would study the issue as the government has long considered 40 working hours per week as a standard. But employers criticised him for even thinking about a study, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727539/chief-executive-has-work-cut-out-resolve-40-hour-week-conundrum
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Labour rights still a work in progress

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... some basic rights remain a work in progress. In Hong Kong, which introduced a minimum wage for the lowest-paid only three years ago today, the issue of standard working hours for everyone, ... to promote a better work-life balance by overcoming resistance to abolition of this discriminatory hangover from an industrial economy. Labour Day is known in some other places as eight-hour day, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1501188/labour-rights-still-work-progress
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Long working hours cause depression, survey confirms

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 02:12pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu It’s no surprise that working long, inflexible hours can trigger mental distress, but now a Hong Kong survey has put a statistical face on the situation. Among people who work more than 50 hours a week, 35 per cent show symptoms of depression, according to a survey commissioned by the Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service and released on Thursday. But when the working week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1098943/long-working-hours-cause-depression-survey-confirms
  4. Property - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Maximising return on built assets raises living standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:39pm by Graham Kean

    ... standard rise linked to built assets The "built" environment, including residential property, office and retail developments, manufacturing plants, transport infrastructure and more, ... a country. The report looks at how 30 different countries across the globe can improve the return they get from their built assets to raise the standard of living. The study, developed in conjunction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1521821/maximising-return-built-assets-raises-living-standards
  5. Cutting working hours the next step

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the legislation has affected Hong Kong's workforce. Authorities have to make every effort to ensure it is being respected, while moving on to the promised next stage, standard working hours. Business ... people in Hong Kong work what would be considered unreasonably long hours elsewhere in the world. Improving conditions is as important as ensuring that a reasonable minimum hourly rate is paid. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976020/cutting-working-hours-next-step
  6. Candidates opposed to regulating hours in workplace are not worth supporting

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... far. Even mainland legislation offers workers better protection. Their standard working week is an eight-hour shift, five days a week. Workers may work longer hours on overtime, ... I would have surely turned out. Seventeen candidates came from an organisation called 'cater17.org', and all of them oppose legislation controlling working hours. In my opinion, hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988616/candidates-opposed-regulating-hours-workplace-are-not-worth-supporting
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are expected to exchange views on bilateral relations and major regional issues of common concern. The dialogue started in 2008.   Labour Advisory Board meets on working hours The Labour Advisory Board discusses a government report on legislating working hours. Activists from the Confederation of Trade Unions plan to rally outside the conference to protest against a warning by an employers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1090719/talking-points
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Five-hour ceasefire between Israel and Gaza holds, may lead to more

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:50am by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... was slated to start this morning. The Israeli military said a rocket struck Ashkelon at precisely 3pm, when the five-hour pause in military activity officially ended. The truce was called for by the United Nations to allow civilians to resupply provisions. Witnesses said Israeli warplanes struck an open area in northern Gaza in the first airstrike since the end of a fragile five-hour truce. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555534/israel-hamas-agree-five-hour-gaza-humanitarian-aid-truce
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Taiwan's Hsinchu offers a tranquil respite just an hour from Taipei

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Ralph Jennings

    ... It sits an hour by train from Taipei in the chain of cities that dot Taiwan's west coast. But Hsinchu isn't like the rest. From shaded arcades in the compact, walkable city of 40 0,000 ... hours.   Knead to know Hsinchu's Cheng Huang Temple allows people to pray for fortune in its two main chambers. The Taoist monument on Dongmen Street complex is packed with sculpted deities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1555286/taiwans-hsinchu-offers-tranquil-respite-just-hour-taipei
  10. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Researchers work on new aluminium product Stronger than aluminium, yet cheaper and lighter than steel. These are the claims made for a new material developed by Hong Kong researchers, who say it could replace steel and cement in buildings. The composite of carbon and aluminium, known as fibre-reinforced aluminium, can also save energy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557667/researchers-work-new-aluminium-product

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