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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. Mother wins $544,000 for bias over pregnancy

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Opportunities Commission, Janice Chan Choi-yin took legal action against printing company Toppan Forms (Hong Kong) for unlawful discrimination and victimisation on the grounds of her pregnancy. The District Court held that it was unlawful for an employer to put pressure on an employee over her pregnancy-related sick leave and maternity leave, even if the pressure was unintentional. ...

  3. Pregnancy is costing us our jobs, say women

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... tolerate my seeing out the terms of the contract.' Pregnancy discrimination cases handled by the Equal Opportunities Commission jumped by almost 50 per cent to 117 last year over 2005. ... Anita Lam A union has warned that Hong Kong's declining birth rate could fall further following a surge in complaints from women who said they were having to choose between a second ...

  4. Sacked toy workers clash with police at factory over payouts

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Another worker said: 'We protested because the company did not pay us what we deserve.' The company, which employs 7,000 people at the factory, said its financial structure was sound ... have assailed Hong Kong manufacturers for deciding to close their factories in recent months, saying they took advantage of the financial crisis to evade new responsibilities under the law. ...

  5. Proposed package does not offer realistic way out of the crisis

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's 2008 Hong Kong in Figures shows just over 300,000 people employed in the construction sector last year. When the 10 infrastructure projects are in full swing in a couple of years, the jobs ... major projects to ensure steady and continuous employment for the construction sector over a longer time span. These projects should not impede private developments by competing for labour when ...

  6. 'Ageing crisis' is the creation of misguided policy

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I write with reference to the concern expressed at the latest by-census' finding that Hong Kong's population is ageing ('Experts sound welfare alert over ageing population, ... developed countries, this issue has been debated fully and changes made to the retirement age; in Hong Kong, the matter is swept under the carpet. It doesn't take much thinking to realise ...

  7. Public doctors call for flexible hours to solve overtime crisis

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... doctors. For example, it will merge the on-call teams for different hospitals or departments to save manpower. Hong Kong Public Doctors Association president Paul Shea Tat-ming said the authority ... are introduced for individual doctors,' he said. Hong Kong Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong doubted the authority could maintain its quality of services if it did ...

  8. Visa laws fuel labour crisis

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... the multitude of new casino-hotel-resorts open over the next four years, unemployment in the once-sleepy enclave has fallen to its lowest point in history, down to a mere 3 per cent. This effectively ... back and forth from Hong Kong, and increasing numbers of illegally employed workers. The casino industry's impact on the workforce is startling. From a total workforce of less than ...

  9. Avert aged-care crisis with sound pension plan

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The worldwide trend of ageing populations has generated a lot of debate about the economic problems they throw up. But it has so far failed to attract wide attention. Hong Kong ... It remains among low- to middle-income countries in terms of per-capita gross domestic product. But it expects the number of 'elderly'- people over 60- to rise from 144 million last year ...

  10. Concern over traditional medicine

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of the Hong Kong Chinese Herbalists Association pointed to diagnosis of pregnancy as an example. He said it was possible for an experienced practitioner to detect pregnancy in the first month ... practitioners can issue sick-leave certificates to certify that an employee is unfit to work for reasons including pregnancy and injuries. Their medical examinations will also have force in law, ...




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