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  1. Travel perk for local maids

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Carrie Chan More locals, who have been retrained as maids, will be able to claim travel subsidies from today. The government's local domestic helpers' retraining programme previously offered a daily flat rate of $50 as an allowance to graduates only if they travelled across the harbour to work. Under the new rules, they can claim the allowance if they travel ...

  2. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the vast majority of them from the Philippines or Indonesia. Agencies typically match helpers to employers, organise visas and make travel arrangements. The consumer watchdog urged employers ...

  3. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... insurance operations in Britain, France, Brazil and Singapore. It offers a range of general insurance products including policies covering medical, car, travel, property damage and marine cargo. ...

  4. Unionists fear influx of illegal workers

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... The liberalisation of cross-border travel has opened the floodgates for an influx of illegal workers into Hong Kong, say unionists. Legislator Leung Yiu-chung of the Neighbourhood and Workers' Service Centre said he had received several complaints about illegal workers since the mainland began allowing travellers from four Guangdong cities to travel to Hong Kong as individuals, ...

  5. A wage that's affordable, and affords a decent life

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... controversially suggested HK$20. The HK$33 figure is the highest being forcefully put. Not accounting for travelling and lunch costs, this gives an employee working eight hours a day for 26 days a month ...

  6. Helpers' visas now easier to renew

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... or employers (or authorised representative) should bring along the letter and applicant's travel document to the Immigration Department, pay the fee and collect an extension label Documents required for an extension of stay sponsored by the same employer (from July 12): two application forms, an original copy of the new employment contract, copy of the helper's travel document, ...

  7. Get sacked, lose free ticket

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A Cathay Pacific flight attendant was not entitled to use free travel benefits she gained during her employment because she was sacked, a court ruled yesterday. Mr Justice ... tickets were part of the rebated travel scheme that was a privilege for the airline's employees, not a right. She also held that the privilege was meant only for serving employees, ...

  8. Industries slow to use Sars relief fund

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... $470 million have been approved. The loans were made available to restaurant, catering, retail, cinema and karaoke operators along with travel agents to pay staff wages. Of the applications ... Hong Kong and the mainland, signed in June, coupled with relaxed travel restrictions on mainland visitors to Hong Kong, would benefit the catering, tourism and retail sectors. ...

  9. 20pc rise in HK residents working across the border

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... in the banking and accounting industry, they have to go to the mainland to check the firms,' Professor Chong said, adding that one of his students worked for the Bank of China and travelled to the mainland regularly to help carry out audits. The government surveyed 11,100 households for its report, but did not count people who travelled to the mainland for meetings or inspections ...

  10. Chambers eager to cash in on work visas

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... people have either. The government should work with us to promote it among our members. I am sure many would be happy to offer these travellers job opportunities.' He said a list of willing employers should be provided to working travellers so they had an idea where to look. The vice-chairman of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, Paul Yin Tek-shing, agreed. ...




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