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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. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Union denies deal with Cathay

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We are prepared to sign in good faith and with two overriding considerations in mind: the interest of the travelling public and the well-being of our cabin crew,' he said. 'We ... for Labour and Welfare, yesterday urged the two sides to continue dialogue. He noted that the differences between the employer and employees had narrowed. Michael Wu Siu-ieng, Travel Industry Council ...

  7. Jobs Roundup

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... boom time for travel consultants Travel consultancy has become more popular in the post-Olympic period, the Beijing Youth Daily reports. A travel consultant deals with specific demands and related services for individuals and groups. The service covers many areas such as hotel management, market promotion for scenic spots and the design of travel routes. Some even supply personal ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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