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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. Protesters call in a travel 'debt'

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a promised travel allowance scheme for low-income workers in outlying areas. Mimicking debt collectors, the protesters- who accuse Henry Tang Ying-yen of breaking his promise over the scheme- painted a banner in red paint then splashed paint over it. Mr Lee said Mr Tang had promised the scheme in his last budget speech to all low-paid workers who travel long distances to work but had recently ...

  3. Jobseekers shun travel cash offer

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Scheme to encourage work away from home districts attracts just 5 applicants A plan by the financial secretary to encourage the unemployed to travel out of their home districts for work was poorly received in the first two weeks after its launch. By April 13, only five jobseekers applied to join the $2.7 million Travel Support Scheme- announced by Henry Tang Ying-yen ...

  4. Aircrew challenge inflight rest ruling

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A Cathay Pacific staff union has applied for a judicial review of the director-general of civil aviation's approval of a new inflight rest schedule, which they claim significantly reduces their minimum resting time on long-haul journeys. Th ...

  5. Spousal visa rule scrapped

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

    ... Spouses of expatriate professionals and capital investors in Hong Kong will no longer be required to apply for separate work visas to take up employment from Monday, the government announced yesterday. The department decided to lift the restrictions, impo ...

  6. No regrets after more than 25 years of 'fun'

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabel Lee Barry Chan has been recognised as one of Wing On Travel's best consultants; all in a day's work I HAVE BEEN interested in travel since university. I did freelance jobs as a tour leader during the summer holidays. In 1989, when I graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, I secured a job with Wing On Travel, my employer since then. But my choice of job landed ...

  7. Coach drivers seek HK$6m from employer

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Twelve coach drivers protested to the Labour Department against Sincere International Travel Service yesterday, saying they were owed HK$6 million. On behalf of the company's 34 drivers, they said the firm had forced them to pay parking fees up front, then refused to repay them for seven years. The company's executive director rejected the claims. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the start of the busy summer travel season. Dragonair, which serves such popular destinations as Hanoi, Kathmandu, Phuket and about 20 mainland cities, carried, along with its sister airline Cathay ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of their wages into the social security fund. William and Catherine take on first royal role Travelling by land, frigate and seaplane, Prince William and Catherine's first official foreign trip ... to the coalition government's austerity drive. Thousands of schools will close as teachers skip classes and travellers will face delays at ports and airports as immigration officials join the protest. ...




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