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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... professional body is accepted into an international pact, a top local engineer says. The city has a huge need for engineers amid the many projects under construction, including five MTR lines, the Hong ... member," Chan, who stepped down recently as president of the 31,500-member Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, said. The city needed up to 40 per cent more engineers than it now had, another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  2. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... to negotiate an equal pay package. But the drastic protest against the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in the city's Baiyun district proved a failure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... employers plan to recruit more staff in the second half of this year, according to a survey, the strongest hiring trend since late 2011. The poll reflected growing confidence among the city's bosses, according to international recruitment agency Hudson, which conducted the survey of 241 employers in the city. The study comes as some employers complain of labour shortages amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545122/bosses-plan-hiring-spree-second-half-year-survey-shows
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... that real pay rose by just 1 per cent. "Workers in Hong Kong are having a terrible time," Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said. "Every time the city goes through a financial ... elsewhere fall to help economies adjust to external competitive pressures, wages are the primary way in which Hong Kong's price levels adjust to help the city stay competitive. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501169/real-pay-marching-backwards-many-workers-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... ways to encourage women or retirees to join the workforce. The bureau predicts the city will need almost 3.8 million workers by 2022 but there will be only about 3.67 million available. Its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515906/hong-kong-be-118000-workers-short-2022-government-forecasts
  6. News - World - LABOUR

    Fast-food workers in global protest to demand higher pay, and union rights

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:46pm by BLOOM

    ... about raising minimum wages. Actions were called in 150 US cities on Thursday, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and in more than 30 countries including Germany, Japan and Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513675/fast-food-workers-global-protest-demand-higher-pay-and-union-rights
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'We are workers, not slaves!' Hundreds of maids march on Hong Kong government HQ

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... are not slaves" as they marched from Victoria Park to the Indonesian consulate in Causeway Bay and on to the government headquarters in Admiralty. Outside the headquarters, they were joined by a group ... Migrants' Co-ordinating Body, blamed the government for rejecting the maids' demands. They want to scrap rules requiring them to live with their employers and to leave the city within two weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444665/we-are-workers-not-slaves-hundreds-maids-march-hong-kong-government
  8. 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 employment situation on the mainland remained sound after the economy lost more steam in the first quarter. "We feel ...

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

    More public holidays too expensive: employers

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Amy Nip

    ... that they say are already experiencing labour shortages. All of the city's 3.7 million workers receive 12 statutory holidays. A further five "public" or "bank" holidays, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501953/more-public-holidays-too-expensive-employers
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Macau marchers put the blame on government

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... in the city's annual Labour Day march. The annual May 1 protest has taken on a similar meaning to Hong Kong's July 1 march: it gives disparate groups the chance to make their points to the people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501954/macau-marchers-put-blame-government

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