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  1. HK will not tolerate abuse of Indonesian maids

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and failure to grant rest days and holidays by employers. We do not, and will not, tolerate any abuse. We will investigate promptly any such complaints. We will not hesitate to prosecute the employer ... drug errors Albert Cheng King-hon thinks that if private doctors followed the practice of public hospitals and employed pharmacists ('In the best interests of patients', June 11) ...

  2. Teen drug centres struggling to hire psychiatric nurses

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Five of the seven counselling centres for young drug abusers- including the Tai Po centre involved in a drug-testing scheme- have trouble recruiting registered nurses ... The other centres are still hiring- including the Cheer Lutheran Centre, which serves young drug abusers in Tai Po and North Point and will conduct drug tests in schools in less than a month. ...

  3. Call for extra manpower

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... students who tested positive, providing them with treatment so they could return to classes. 'We should have a more long-term, thorough plan to combat drug abuse instead of merely focusing ... Lai Ying-kit A social workers' group has called for extra staff to help students with drug problems with the introduction of the voluntary drug-testing scheme in Tai Po. Christine ...

  4. New campaign launched to combat child labour abuse

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO A new global campaign has been launched to combat the exploitation of children in the workforce, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says. Abuse of child labour has long ... and Chinese Football Association joined forces in late July to highlight the seriousness of child labour abuse. 'The campaign seizes the opportunity offered by the world of sports to sensitise ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Services Department said a worker at Lei Cheng Uk Swimming Pool, Cheung Sha Wan, had swine flu. HK$23m to tackle drug abuse The Beat Drugs Fund had allocated HK$23 million to 68 projects this year to boost the fight against drugs, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said. He said the fund supported the Wong Tai Sin Alliance Against Drugs Abuse project, which was launched yesterday. ...

  6. 'Elite' unit handling domestic violence, at-risk families face high stress: union

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... members of the family and child protective services unit have more than 10 and even 20 years' experience. Their daily tasks include counselling children physically or mentally abused by parents, battered wives seeking refuge, and families with problems ranging from suicide, divorce, and domestic violence to drug abuse. Apart from their day duties, they have to handle emergencies ...

  7. Two-week rule for helpers could be exacerbating cases of abuse

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

    ... domestic helpers to leave the city within two weeks upon termination of their contract'. I suspect it is being abused by a few employers. Maybe the Guidebook for the Employment of Domestic ... employers to intimidate good helpers who intend to finish their contracts. This two-week rule is not clear in the case of an abused helper as mentioned on Page 12, Clause 11, when the helper finds ...

  8. Blacklist urged for bosses and agencies who abuse maids

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A local concern group has urged the government to blacklist employers and employment agencies that abuse domestic helpers financially or physically, and encouraged maids to seek ... abused again and sought help from the coalition. Spokeswoman Mia Sumiati said the group's hotline received dozens of calls from domestic helpers daily about 'unfair treatment' ...

  9. A civilised society will protect all its members from abuse

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read with interest the letters in these columns that seem to doubt the abuse of domestic helpers in Hong Kong. I believe a country is civilised when it treats its most vulnerable members with dignity and respect. One writer said she had witnessed abuse in England. I believe her. Why does she find it so hard to believe it exists here also? I think civilised countries are willing ...

  10. A racing career for teenagers

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Jockey Club is starting a programme aimed at initiating recruits to the popular spectator sport ANYONE WITH AN interest in horse racing would be familiar with the spectacle of jockeys riding their mounts at exhilarating speed around Hong Kong& ...




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