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  1. Penalty plan may resolve minimum wage row

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... emerged as unionists have vowed to force an answer on the issue from the chief executive in his October policy address. A minimum wage has been discussed in the Labour Advisory Board for 18 months ... their members, we are ready to look into it,' said Federation of Trade Unions board member Ip Wai-ming. Another labour representative on the board, Poon Siu-ping, said the argument no longer focused ...

  2. Bosses and workers to duel over plan for minimum wage

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Employer and labour groups are set to face off today in the Labour Advisory Board 's first round of negotiations over setting benchmarks to gauge the success ... scheme six months ago that legislation for a minimum wage would have to be considered if it failed. Board labour representative Ip Wai-ming said the quarterly-adjusted average market rate ...

  3. Pension plan for migrant workers

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland has drafted a plan to include its 140 million migrant workers in the nation's old-age pension scheme, according to Vice-Minister of Labour ... to a personal account in the worker's home town every year, according to a China News Service report quoting Mr Zhang at the same conference. It said workers' accounts should follow them from ...

  4. Transport subsidy plan looks like another vote-getting gimmick

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and is a bona fide commuter to in-town locations, not just to a job a few stops down the road. It is therefore a safe bet that this scheme will absorb more in administration costs than it dispenses ... of course, is that the same civil servants who will give them this subsidy got them into this fix. Our government brought Tuen Mun into being as a new town to which both people and jobs would migrate ...

  5. Scope for abuse

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Bureau's difficulty in working out the spending plans is not hard to understand if you look at the numbers more closely. In 2005 and last year, the retraining board had an annual income of roughly ... hair? With such a massive injection of funds, the board's spending plan is a potential area for a monumental waste of public funds and should be watched with a hawk's eye. Even ...

  6. HKIEd staff fear axe if voluntary plan fails

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... staff. 'Why not impose a wage cut across the board instead?'' he asked. A survey conducted by the union in July after the institute revealed plans for voluntary redundancy showed ... they would not miss out much of their pension by opting for voluntary redundancy. Staff should also be involved in deciding the lay-off plan in future, should the institute decide to adopt ...

  7. Productivity board should not be bothered over boss' rise, Legco told

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The Hong Kong Productivity Council's board was not asked to approve a pay rise for its executive director because it should not be 'bothered' with the technical ... was receiving more pay than the amount to which he was entitled, and that the council board had failed to formally approve a change he made to his employment contract. Responding to Wong's ...

  8. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sector was remarkably buoyant relative to recent quarters. On balance, 17 per cent of respondents said they planned to hire in the coming months, with new positions to be introduced across ...

  9. HSBC staff plan to take sick leave in job protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Lulu Chen HSBC employees are planning a 'sick-leave protest' next week after a rumour made the rounds that the bank will sack up to 1,000 people after the Lunar ... people might be affected. 'We understand that some employees will stage a sick-leave protest next Thursday as an unofficial strike.' Last September HSBC cancelled a plan to cut jobs ...

  10. Relief for workers with Sars, bird flu

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government plans to add Sars and bird flu to the list of occupational diseases within the next three months. Legislative amendments are being drafted in consultation with the medical and insurance sectors and the Labour Advisory Board. At present, workers seeking compensation from their employers need to provide evidence they contracted either virus at work. If the amendments come ...




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