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  1. Get sacked, lose free ticket

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A Cathay Pacific flight attendant was not entitled to use free travel benefits she gained during her employment because she was sacked, a court ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, sitting in the Court of First Instance, made the ruling as he dismissed Vilma Fernandes' appeal against a Labour Tribunal ruling. The Court heard Ms Fernandes was sacked ...

  2. Courts told to create warning system to help prevent protests

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legal experts condemned the move, saying it hindered the judiciary's independence and impartiality. Xinhua reported yesterday that the Supreme People's Court had on Sunday made public ... disputes were heard by the country's courts, a 93 per cent rise from 2007. In the first three months of this year 98,568 cases were heard, a 59 per cent year-on-year rise, Supreme ...

  3. Labour disputes rise 30pc, top court says

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The number of labour disputes on the mainland rose 30 per cent in the first half of the year, the Supreme People's Court said yesterday. Leading industrial provinces Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang were among the most affected, with the number of labour disputes in Zhejiang having surged by more than 150 per cent year on year, the court said. Guangdong ...

  4. Social security funds illegally spent on stocks, court finds

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... including money taken from the social security fund in the city's biggest corruption case. Shanghai's Supreme People's Court said 100 million yuan of funds earmarked for social security was diverted to the stock market from 2003 to last year, according to a court statement made available yesterday. Judge Zou Bihua was quoted by state media as saying that amount was part ...

  5. Rise in labour litigation blamed on new laws and economic woes

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contract law, a senior Supreme People's Court official said. Without giving specific figures for either 2007 or last year, Supreme People's Court deputy president Shen Deyong said on Monday that the number of labour suits filed last year was 95 per cent higher. Xinhua also quoted Mr Shen as saying it was the biggest year-on-year increase in any type of court application. He ...

  6. Slowdown sparks sharp increase in lawsuits

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... The Supreme People's Court, the highest judicial body on the mainland, blamed most of the increases on the deteriorating economy. The report said most of the labour disputes had their roots ... Martin Zhou The mainland saw a solid rise in commercial lawsuits in the first 10 months of the year as the economic slowdown took hold, according to a survey by the Supreme People's ...

  7. Indian workers decry no-strike ruling

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Court says unions and state employees have no right to take industrial action Indian trade unionists are furious at a Supreme Court ruling declaring that neither government employees nor ... and cruel attack on workers' rights,' Supreme Court judges ruled on Wednesday that India's millions of state employees should use available mechanisms for redressing grievances. ...

  8. HK deputies urge Beijing to clarify Labour Contract Law

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the annual plenary session in Beijing. The non-binding proposal urged the Supreme People's Court to issue a judiciary explanation stating the range of compensation for laid-off workers so ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have asked the country's top court to clarify the controversial Labour Contract Law to reduce ...

  9. Trade unions emboldened by revision of law

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new interpretation of the Trade Union Law by the Supreme People's Court this week is a small step towards trade union independence, academics say. But they add that more changes ... Kong-based China Labour Bulletin, said a line needed to be drawn between labour and trade union rights. 'The Supreme People's Court's interpretation only protects China's trade ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Airline challenges ruling that allowances and commissions should be included in holiday wage Cathay Pacific took its holiday- pay dispute with its flight attendants to the Court of Final Appeal yesterday. The airline is challenging an appeal court judgment that it should include some allowances and commissions when calculating the cabin crew's holiday pay. The dispute ...




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