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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. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 14 beauty salons shut as the crisis bites deeper

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... by the economic crisis. About 100 salon employees are among the nearly 6,000 people in Hong Kong who have lost their jobs in the past six weeks as the global financial crisis worsens. More job losses ... 'Many of them have served the company for more than 10 or even 20 years. Some have been left unpaid since June. The Hong Kong employees are mostly office workers in the accounting and computer ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Subprime crisis shrinks pension fund returns

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The US subprime mortgage crisis that has pummelled global stock markets also hurt the performance of Hong Kong's pension funds in the first seven months of the year. Local ... Watson Wyatt. Mark Konyn, chief executive of Mandatory Provident Fund provider RCM Asia-Pacific, said the impact of the subprime crisis would continue for the rest of the year and pension funds ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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