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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1020327/officials-need-more-time-releasing-national-education-data
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007085/job-creation-top-priority-nation-says-wen
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980461/hsbc-seeks-sell-general-insurance-unit
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595448/doctors-threaten-strike-over-pay
  5. Flight attendants prepare for strike after talks with United break down

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... United Airlines flight attendants are preparing for possible strike action after talks with the American carrier's management failed to reach agreement on better pay, health care ... The threat of industrial action followed protests by United's cabin crew in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Frankfurt and 11 airports in major US cities yesterday. More than 100 flight attendants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710742/flight-attendants-prepare-strike-after-talks-united-break-down
  6. Protests greet impasse on United pay talks

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Talks between United Airlines flight attendants and management over better pay and benefits are expected to drag on after yesterday's deadline to hammer out a new contract ... and throughout the United States. 'Flight attendants have been struggling with less pay and more time away from our families for the last seven years, while executives have taken millions [of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703075/protests-greet-impasse-united-pay-talks
  7. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... advanced experience on political and social administrative systems in the past decades. But its government makeup and social administration have gradually regressed to accord with national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629961/shenzhen-calls-right-pilot-national-reforms
  8. Hongkongers still face mainland tax blow

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 10 countries are in talks with Beijing to sign bilateral tax agreements that would exempt their nationals and companies from paying the new social security tax. Hong Kong, ... businesses' concerns to the mainland authorities through established communication channels', according to a government spokesman. The United States, Japan and Russia are among countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975033/hongkongers-still-face-mainland-tax-blow
  9. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... policy. In some countries, such as Brazil, HSBC is profitable but these units have to change their staff structures. Costs are high and the regulatory requirement is getting tougher. ... that the employee's spouse was also laid off. Globally, the bank cut 11,000 jobs last year. A further 12,000 jobs were lost as the bank disposed of 19 units around the world, saving a total of US$900 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994038/hsbc-may-boost-regions-workforce-5pc-despite-cuts
  10. 100 HSBC staff fired as part of bigger cull

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the information technology and private banking units and included staff at the managerial and frontline levels. Unionists accused the bank of a lack of social responsibility and urged HSBC staff ... at HSBC reported that some of their colleagues had received employment termination letters yesterday. 'At the information technology unit, more than 10 people were fired, roughly 10 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992203/100-hsbc-staff-fired-part-bigger-cull

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