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  1. Pay day looks over for German fat cats

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Marc Young

    ... Minimum wage for postmen highlights nation's rich-poor gap, writes Marc Young Olli the postman makes his rounds on these bitter cold winter days in Berlin. But he's not just delivering letters - he's also on the front line of a struggle for greater social justice amid Germany's rapidly widening gap between rich and poor. Several troubling socio-economic trends ...

  2. The Scrooge class

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... brush. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  3. Exemption from rules just another top-job perk

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The Hong Kong government has an uncanny knack for trying to solve one problem by creating another. As legislators pursue their inquiries into the scandal surrounding former ... for this negligence are precisely the people currently excluded from restrictions on their retirement employment. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  4. Hong Kong bureaucrats earn from their mistakes

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines It must be marvellous to live in a world where you are never wrong and where, despite all sorts of bad things going on, you are in the position of having others pay ... lacking in self doubt and generous in lavishing rewards even when mistakes are made. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  5. Demand reaches new highs

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... The fight to retain HK's professionals intensifies as regional developers offer lucrative career opportunities. Reports by Anneliese O'Young Hong Kong is still the land of opportunity for qualified, experienced professionals in the construction and property industry. The fight to recruit and retain talent is reaching a new high as many are lured into better paid jobs ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stephen lam starts four-day beijing trip Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung arrived in Beijing last night for a four-day visit. Mr Lam will meet officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and other central government departments. jobless rate for young people worsens The unemployment rate for people aged between 15 ...

  7. Talking Points

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... So much is written and spoken about the academic needs of young gifted students that we tend to think that the social and emotional issues will somehow separate and that they will deal with themselves. They won't. Dr Stephen Tommis, executive director, Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (pictured) We are urging the government to remove the [Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee ...

  8. Workers to rally for HK$2m in back pay

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but there is a high chance we will get nothing. It is not fair.' Mr Ki, who had done work for Tai Lin for more than 20 years, said he would appeal to the government. Stephen Liu Yiu-keung of Ernst & Young, the liquidator, said the technicians were like suppliers and creditors. Cheung Lai-ha, general secretary of the Clothing Industry, Clerical and Retail Trade Employees General Union, said: ...

  9. Industry targets young to beat labour shortage

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The construction industry is seeking the help of welfare groups to recruit and train young people to avert an imminent labour shortage and get unemployed youngsters ... as partners to recruit and train young people in basic construction skills. In a related project, the association may offer a monthly allowance of up to HK$5,000 to young people who participate ...

  10. Helping the young move ahead

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... so. However, thanks to two one-stop employment advisory and support services centres devoted to young people, help is at hand for those who are hoping to enter the job market this year. Hong ... in Kwai Fong in March 2008. Both provide one-stop employment and self-employment support services to young people aged 15 to 29, said Louisa Poon, a senior labour officer (Careers & Employment ...




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