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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'They will be a burden': Business groups oppose work benefits for unmarried couples amid debate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:56pm by Amy Nip

    ... family values, businesses have told the equality watchdog. The topic is under debate during a public consultation on improving anti-discrimination laws, conducted by the Equal Opportunities ... costs,” Simon Cheung Tsin-wong, chairman of Hong Kong (SME) Economic and Trade Promotional Association, said. The businesses also said they were prepared to pay for benefits encouraging people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580027/business-groups-oppose-work-benefits-unmarried-couples-equality
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY FUNG

    ... referring to the Hong Kong Government Lifeguards General Union, of the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions. "Since the last strike, the LCSD has just been ignoring us. We demand an immediate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596280/lifeguards-get-meeting-after-new-strike-threat
  3. News - World - LABOUR

    LinkedIn ordered to pay US$6 million for violations of US wage law

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Unpaid overtime to cost LinkedIn US$6m LinkedIn agreed to pay about US$6 million in back overtime and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US ... more than US$3.3 million in retroactive overtime wages and more than US$2.5 million in damages to workers in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York. A Labour Department representative said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567065/linkedin-ordered-pay-us6-million-violations-us-wage-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... lifeguard for almost a decade. "We are professional life savers and it’s us who fill the 12-minute gap before paramedics arrive," Tsui said. "What angers me most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588074/lifeguard-strike-affect-holiday-swimmers-pools-and-beaches-hit
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Experts say experience abroad shows local businesses could benefit from law they oppose Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs' ... would mean staff had a better work-life balance and more job satisfaction, said Jon Messenger, senior research officer with the International Labour Organisation. But businesses could see costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582389/standard-working-hours-good-productivity-jobs
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... process. "Modern businesses know that flexible working boosts productivity and staff morale, and helps them keep their top talent," Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said in June. Henderson said there were very few roles that could not be flexible. He said Regus research showed it costs US$19,000 a year to provide someone with a desk in capital cities around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577644/should-hong-kongs-worker-have-legal-right-ask-flexible-working-terms
  7. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    Lenovo denies tie-up with supplier accused of using child workers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Morning Post yesterday the computer giant "does not have a direct business relationship with HEG" but added that the company was a supplier to one of its contractors. She did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1581880/lenovo-denies-tie-supplier-accused-using-child-workers
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    50 Chinese arrested in the Philippines for working illegally

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:02am by Raissa Robles, Minnie Chan

    ... had been working at a retail business in the capital. The rest were employed as construction workers in neighbouring Quezon City and Malabon City. Tan denied that the arrests were connected ... The Chinese-language newspaper World Times said some had been detained for overstaying their visa and running retailing businesses. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577931/chinese-workers-held-philippines
  9. LABOUR

    Hong Kong faces shortage of domestic helpers as Myanmese, Bangladeshi maids quit early

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... already gone home. "Some of them left because they could not get used to the life here. Some did not tell us the reasons and only said they wanted to go home. Working here was probably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570004/hk-faces-growing-helper-shortage-myanmar-and-bangladesh-workers-quit
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying before the end of October. Leung, in consultation with the Executive Council, is expected to make a decision on the wage by the end of the year. The business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567259/3-rise-hks-minimum-wage-would-cost-hk14-billion-commission-told

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