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  1. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Growing ranks of college graduates are shaking up Western manufacturers as the country moves up the value chain China's workforce deepens U.S. threat Barely 26 ... right now." It’s not necessarily competing head to head. They’re going to outflank us DAN BREZNITZ, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Some of those choices may shake the global economy. Close to seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1486330/chinese-graduates-deepen-hi-tech-inroads
  2. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Official statistics point to stable market, though analysts rely on other data sources for accuracy Hard work to see through opaque job figures A senior official of the National Bureau of Statistics said the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1484957/hard-work-see-through-opaque-job-figures
  3. News - World - LABOUR

    US labour contractor liable for abuse of Thai workers on Hawaii farms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu US firm liable for abuse of Thai farm workers A federal judge has found a US labour contractor liable for discrimination and abuse of hundreds of Thai workers at Hawaii farms. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination labour laws, announced the ruling against California-based Global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457188/us-labour-contractor-liable-abuse-thai-workers-hawaii-farms
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young Chinese more driven than their Western peers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... in the US and 29 per cent in Britain. "It's a global world, in which millennials from India and China express a greater interest in participating," said Parveez Modak, Asia practice ... with their boss ideally taking the role of "director or allocator of work". Researchers surveyed almost 1,300 millennials from Brazil, mainland China, France, India, Britain and the US. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479270/chinese-millennials-more-ambitious-western-peers-study-suggests
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Kwai Tsing dock workers set to win pay rise, says union

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... the previous year, reflecting the blow to HIT's business from one of the longest strikes in Hong Kong history. Separately, the Minimum Wage Commission yesterday launched a six-week consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467689/kwai-tsing-dock-workers-set-win-pay-rise-says-union
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    All-day standing drives shopping mall restroom cleaners round the bend

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SAMUEL CHAN, LO WEI

    ... at the busiest time of the day, mopping the floor or cleaning cubicles would not take up the entire 60 minutes of an hour," said a 60-year-old who is closely supervised as he keeps a busy restroom ... the woman, in her 50s, has not done so again. "It would be nice if there was a chair for us to rest on," she said. "They don't even allow us to eat an apple. They said, 'Your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454284/all-day-standing-drives-shopping-mall-restroom-cleaners-round-bend
  7. News - World - LABOUR

    US bosses and workers test benefits of ‘unlimited’ vacations

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington More employees and bosses are testing the benefits of 'unlimited' vacations Work rules taking a holiday in America American businesses ... weeks. Thompson, 32, whose job entails helping businesses reduce their property taxes, earning Ryan a percentage of the savings, says he sometimes leaves at lunchtime to do errands or work out. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1396093/us-bosses-and-workers-test-benefits-unlimited-vacations
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Streamlined process means contractors facing labour shortages can bring in staff in six months Task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers The time taken for contractors to get the nod to import workers will be shortened to six months under a new government initiative that has won both business and labour representatives' support. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457988/new-task-force-makes-it-faster-hire-foreign-workers
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Don't believe news of labour shortage': Trade unions slam plans to import builders

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Construction Industry Council is supposed to provide us with young workers with the right skills, but many of their [educational] courses are wrong and the industry cannot absorb them.” “The government ... to cheat us,” said Fan, adding that most construction was already past the peak season and importing more labour would only create oversupply and drag down wages. “The MTR Corporation can’t explain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455667/dont-believe-news-labour-shortage-trade-unions-slam-plans-import
  10. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    More vocal Chinese workers give foreign investors pause

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:53am by George Chen

    ... giant controlled by Thailand's richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, to cash out of an investment in a retail business in mainland China. Workers at CP Lotus had staged protests over wages ... attention from the government, it will be not just about business SOURCE People familiar with the deal said that made it impossible for the buyer and the seller to complete it before the deadline. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1441606/more-vocal-chinese-workers-give-foreign-investors-pause

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