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  1. Nation's wealth 'not reflected in our wages'

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... survey suggests that 64.7 per cent of 1,604 respondents from 29 mainland provinces and other administrative units thought their wages were not keeping pace with economic growth. More than 85 per ...

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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed ... government officials, parents, schools, and teachers. But critics, led by a teachers' union and student groups, found in their own surveys that most did not agree national education must ...

  3. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has warned that the mainland faces a stark employment outlook and stressed that job creation is a top priority for the central government. 'The country's employment situation will grow more complex and ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nurses recruited to meet demand Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said public hospitals had been recruiting nurses continually since last year to meet the higher demand for public medical services. He said the authority would recruit several ...

  5. Hospital staff demand pay rises

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 500 medical staff and nurses at public hospitals took to the streets yesterday to demand higher pay. Protesters waved placards and shouted 'equal pay for equal work' in sweltering heat outside the main entrance to the governm ...

  6. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC Holdings is approaching a number of European and Japanese insurers in an attempt to sell its worldwide general insurance business, according to people familiar with the situation. Companies being approached included Briti ...

  7. Best offer is on the table, Hospital Authority says

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority says it cannot afford more than the HK$355 million a year it has offered for pay rises for the 2,200 doctors who joined the system after April 2000. After weeks of negotiations with unions, the authority proposed a new pa ...

  8. Doctors' union chief playing a more active role than he imagined

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Before taking up the position early this year, Frontline Doctors' Union chairman Ernie Lo Chi-fung did not expect he would have to organise industrial action. That changed in mid-May, after a government proposal to increase the salaries of ...

  9. Doctors to hold sit-in over pay

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh More than 1,000 doctors are expected to join a sit-in next Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Hospital to fight for better pay for colleagues who joined the Hospital Authority after 2000. That was the year of the last such protest, when more than 1,00 ...

  10. Doctors threaten strike over pay

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Junior doctors who joined the Hospital Authority after a reform of pay scales in 2000 have threatened to strike unless the authority promises to increase their salaries. They say the wage reform has resulted in 'unequal pay for equal wo ...




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