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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Return to work today will take longer, city commuters warned

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by Chim Sau Wai

    ... Chim Sau Wai Return to work will take longer, commuters told Hong Kong commuters have been warned to set off for work early today after the two-day holiday break, as public transport ... for Citybus and NWFB. "The disruption brought by a typhoon normally last for over 10 hours, but this has lasted for days." More commuters took trains, with the MTR operating at peak-period ...

  2. Business

    Awards raise standards for Hong Kong's financial planning sector

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by John Cremer

    ... celebrity status, the hard work and contributions of many important members of the community may not always get the attention they deserve. "In many ways, for instance, financial consultants ... solutions to protect their long-term financial well-being and secure a future free from money worries." Such work is especially vital at a time when demographic trends show Hong Kong's ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 1, 2013

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... or no mention of universal suffrage, standard working hours or tackling the problem of discrimination against people of different sexual orientations. It is unacceptable that in 2013, the government has still not implemented a standard working hours policy even though it was being discussed during the administration of the previous chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Having such legislation ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REMUNERATION

    CCB says pay cuts for executives in line with global standard

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... executives would be in line with international standards, Huang said. "In 2008, we had the financial crisis and many people criticised the senior management of financial institutions because ... been made at CCB. "It is still just hearsay and we shouldn't make any comment on it," CCB president Zhang Jianguo said. Zhang also defended the work of the bank's employees, ...

  5. 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 ...

  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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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' ...

  9. Executives admit the strain of long hours

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... executives felt stimulated by working such long hours, which often demanded 24-hour attention to projects and tight deadlines. While the 40-hour work week was considered standard previously, ... Written by Raymond Ma Most executives working more than 60 hours a week admit they won't be able to sustain their 'extreme jobs' for more than a year if it cost them ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    US astronauts in six hour spacewalk to repair International Space Station

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:54am by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington Nasa in new spacewalk A pair of American astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station yesterday on a spacewalk to do repairs at the orbiting outpost, NASA said. Reid Wiseman and Barry "Butch" Wilmore began their spacewalk shortly after 8am Washington time, on an excursion that was scheduled to last six and a half hours ...




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