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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Introducing working hours law for Hong Kong 'would face uphill battle'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Phila Siu

    ... of a committee gathering the public's views on a possible law to put in place standard working hours in Hong Kong say the attitudes of employers during a recent public-engagement exercise show how ... of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions. He said he was concerned that because so many people at the sessions loudly opposed standard working hours, the consultancy running the exercise might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563057/law-standard-working-hours-hong-kong-would-face-uphill-battle
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... veteran estimated. At present, engineering graduates from mainland universities must do a master's degree of engineering in Hong Kong, typically for one year, and work for three years ... . If the international accord accepted Cast as an official signatory, mainland graduates could skip the further studies, although the three years of experience working in Hong Kong would still be mandatory, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... that real pay rose by just 1 per cent. "Workers in Hong Kong are having a terrible time," Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said. "Every time the city goes through a financial crisis, they get a pay cut of 20 to 30 per cent. But their pay goes back up as slowly as how ants crawl." Inflation over the past 15 years had risen about 45 per cent, Chinese University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501169/real-pay-marching-backwards-many-workers-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Almost 50 per cent of employers will increase headcount, survey reveals Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year Almost half of Hong Kong ... down 9.8 per cent year-on-year to HK$38.8 billion. The survey found that 49.2 per cent of retailers planned to increase staff numbers. Pownall said many retail companies saw Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... in Hong Kong nowadays," said Lee, who famously ordered the playing of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to drown out protesters outside the 1997 handover ceremony. He believed relations between ... plan angers unions Police chiefs have moved quickly to quell anger among unions over a controversial move to rehire retired officers on short-term contracts. Several police unions last week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556677/police-rehiring-plan-may-derail-talks-raising-retirement-age-unions
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dragonair cabin crew threaten action over tough shifts, hiring of Beijing staff

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... the airline needed to hire people from Beijing because it had failed to find quality people in Hong Kong. But what do they mean they can't find quality people," she asked. A bigger problem, ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Flight attendants voice unhappiness over poor rostering and airline's move to hire Beijing staff Dragonair crew threaten action over tough shifts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540515/dragonair-cabin-crew-threaten-action-over-tough-shifts-hiring-beijing
  7. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... impact on over 30 million migrant workers in Guangdong. If this gets passed, the rest of the nation is likely to follow," says Professor Pun Ngai, a labour rights expert at Hong Kong ... has seen a sharp downturn in foreign orders since the global financial crisis began in 2008. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), said the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... The Correctional Services Department is hiring for the third time in two years as it braces for a new round of retirements. The department, which usually holds a recruitment exercise just once a year ... rise after its summer break, Lee said. In the previous financial year, the department hired 181 people from about 7,700 applicants for the assistant officer II position. It was criticised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555655/wanted-240-new-prison-guards-older-ones-retire
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong looks abroad to solve manpower crisis

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Move comes two months after Singapore announced a major push to boost immigration in the face of falling birth rates and an ageing population Hong Kong looks abroad to solve manpower crisis A committee headed by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will look at ways to replenish the city's workforce from "sources outside Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195843/hong-kong-looks-abroad-solve-manpower-crisis
  10. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Samsung eyes reforms after its probe found a supplier hired child workers

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com South Korean giant vows tighter hiring processafter errant practice found at mainland factory Samsung suspends supplier over child labour Samsung ... It conducted the audits at Shinyang Electronics in the past year, the latest of which was concluded on June 25. "No cases of child labour were found during these audits." However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554323/samsung-eyes-reforms-after-its-probe-found-supplier-hired-child

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