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  1. 7,000 temporary jobs created during Sars to be axed

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan About 7,000 temporary jobs created in Hong Kong during the Sars outbreak are to be cut, but the government said the improving jobs market would be able to absorb the affected ... last year, it was to ease the high unemployment rate and to improve the overall hygiene of Hong Kong during the Sars outbreak,' Mr Cheung said. 'But providing temporary jobs ...

  2. Unions call for 5pc pay rise after dismal year

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... crisis. Just over 4 per cent had their pay cut and 15 per cent had pay rises. CTU researcher Poon Man-hon, who conducted the poll, said the average pay increase was only 0.2 per cent, less than ... said. Eddie Ng Hak-kim, a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management's executive council, said top executives' salaries might include benefits and options ...

  3. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and efficiency.' Wong said job reductions, some of which would come through attrition, were being made in Hong Kong because HSBC wanted the bank's regional office to become much more efficient. ... director of VC Brokerage, said: 'Three thousand is quite a huge number at first glance.' However, he added that because the reductions would be done over three years ...

  4. Mothers enjoy protection

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... pregnancy,' Ng says. 'This protection extends to the period after the employee has returned to work from her maternity leave.' Nonetheless, Hong Kong women are often deterred from working ... says. According to the EOC, the number of pregnancy-related complaints has increased from 79 in 2005 to 150 last year. Robin Bishop, chief operating officer of Community Business, says many Hong ...

  5. Cathay deal offers 7.5pc pay rise over three years

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways will raise the salaries of 2,200 of its Hong Kong-based staff by 7.5 per cent over the next three years. The airline, one of the city's largest employers, yesterday said that it had reached an agreement with its local staff union to increase salaries by 3 per cent this year, 2.5 per cent in 2006 and 2 per cent in 2007. Cathay will also make a one-off ...

  6. Worst is 'almost over for HSBC in HK'

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC says the worst is nearly over for the bank's operations in Hong Kong, as its restructuring plans in the city are to be wrapped up by the end ... globally. But he refused to say how many jobs would be lost in Hong Kong when asked to specify. The bank's net profit for last year jumped nearly 28 per cent to US$16.8 billion year on year ...

  7. Thousands of graduates earn less than $5,000 a month

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu More than 7,000 workers with university degrees made less than $5,000 a month in the second quarter of last year- a sign that poorly educated labourers are not the only ones ... paper was issued this week to members of the Labour Advisory Board, but is not available to the public. The board is to meet tomorrow to discuss a possible minimum wage policy for Hong Kong ...

  8. Cathay Pacific staff to consider tribunal action

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Elaine Wu

    ... of dollars in back pay for the company's 7,000 flight attendants. Those who had worked for the company for the past six years could be entitled to between HK$28,000 and HK$50,000 each, Ms Kwan ... This is money that Cathay Pacific owes us,' union chairwoman Becky Kwan Siu-wa said. The Cathay Pacific union and its counterpart representing British Airways flight attendants in Hong Kong have ...

  9. Issuing shopping coupons is not the way to deal with crisis

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by providing credit services. Hong Kong people are famous for preferring to pay their way, rather than being given handouts. The problem with the present crisis is that nobody can forecast how long ... on the commercial sector to halt the escalating unemployment rate. As the largest employer in Hong Kong, the administration has a role to play in doing that. Citizens will only regain their confidence ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

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

    ... - which attendants earn in the air and waiting for flights - are variables and should be excluded from the calculation. The dispute stems from claims lodged in the Labour Tribunal about four years ... on appeal. That ruling, however, was overturned by the Court of Appeal last year. The top court reserved its judgment yesterday. It heard that an average daily wage is used to calculate the holiday ...




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