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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms expect to offer workers 4.5 per cent pay rise next year

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:40pm by Phila Siu

    ... up. Surging salary costs have meanwhile prompted mainland companies to start relocating their businesses away from big cities, with some shifting their operations to other countries to reduce ... Association president Pauline Chung said: "The economy is slowing down and business performances are affected by external factors." In Hong Kong, companies surveyed said they expected ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Minimum wage should rise to HK$38 an hour, says concern group

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... increase would not be detrimental," he said. "It would only increase companies' spending by 6 to 7 per cent. The impact on the business sector would not be significant." Poon ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Extra pay of HK$3 an hour may help up to 280,000 workers, data shows

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Phila Siu

    ... proposal must go through the Legislative Council before becoming effective. Business members had initially called for the rate to remain at HK$30, while those from the labour sector had suggested HK$34 to HK$35, the first source said. The business representatives had cited the ongoing Occupy Central protests as contributing to instability in the economy. "Some said retail business ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cathay pilots consider industrial action after rejecting pay rise offer

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Phila Siu

    ... to be successfully voted in by the majority of the HKAOA members." He added that the nature of Cathay's business required the airline to prepare resources to cover any operational irregularities, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Maids' wages go up by HK$100, but no one's happy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Phila Siu

    ... minimum wage of HK$30 an hour. "I am very disappointed by the decision. Inflation has been so serious; what can you buy with HK$100? How do you expect us to survive?" Eni Lestari, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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