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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    60pc of helpers verbally abused, survey finds

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... While the law punishes physical assaults, it would be "very difficult" to prosecute in cases of verbal abuse, said Mark Daly, a human rights lawyer. The welfare of the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492038/60pc-helpers-verbally-abused-survey-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Erwiana finishes helping police with 'abuse' case and heads home

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Ada Lee

    ... police with their investigation and will leave the city tomorrow. The Justice for Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers Committee read out a statement by Erwiana yesterday, in which she said she hoped to make a quick recovery and thanked the city's migrant workers and Hongkongers for their support. "I hope the support is not only given to me but also to all migrant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479390/allegedly-abused-indonesian-helper-erwiana-finishes-helping-police
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... coupled with low wages, that drove hundreds of dockers to stage what would become one of the longest walkouts in the history of the city. And with little changed, Ho says a second strike this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456810/dock-strike-few-changes-year-after-longest-walkout-hong-kongs-history
  6. 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

    ... Imported workers accounted for only 0.1 per cent of the city’s total labour force, compared with 26 per cent in Macau and 28 per cent in Singapore. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455667/dont-believe-news-labour-shortage-trade-unions-slam-plans-import
  7. 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

    ... Samuel Chan and Lo Wei Spotless bathrooms are the pride of the city's high-end malls. But their poorly paid staff are feeling the pain from spending hours on their feet All-day standing drives cleaners round the bend "I will be in trouble if I get caught not standing straight," says the cleaner in the middle of his 12-hour shift in a restroom at West ...

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

    Port operator's pay guarantee to dockers

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... guarantee to dockers The city's largest port operator announced yesterday it would guarantee all dockers hired by subcontractors would get a pay rise higher than the inflation rate in the wake ... was the longest in the city's history, starting on March 28 and finishing on May 6. At its peak, more than 500 dockers were on strike- said to be two-thirds of the total employed through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450202/port-operators-pay-guarantee-dockers
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'Scrap live-in rule if you really want to stop abuse'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Phila Siu

    ... spokeswoman for the Justice for Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers Committee. And the rule stipulating they leave the city within two weeks of their contracts terminating discourages them from reporting abuse, Lestari added. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung has flatly rejected calls to scrap the contentious live-in rule, but last week he announced the city would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442072/scrap-live-rule-if-you-really-want-stop-abuse
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    How one of Hong Kong's first maids from Myanmar won over jaded employer

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Phila Siu

    ... at the clothes and she understands what I want her to do." The first group of 19 helpers hired from Myanmar arrived in Hong Kong late last month, and Lee is among the city's first to employ one of them. Like the rest of her compatriots who came to the city to work as maids, Thida Soe is excited to be here- even though she is saddled with a HK$16,000 debt to a job agency in her home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442073/how-one-hong-kongs-first-maids-myanmar-won-over-jaded-employer

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