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  1. 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

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Concern group says likely increase of HK$2.50 to the current HK$30 rate just isn't enough Minimum wage 'should rise to HK$38 an hour' A concern group yesterday made a last-ditch effort to persuade the government to raise the statutory minimum hourly wage to HK$38, a week before a commission is due to make its recommendation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620827/minimum-wage-should-rise-hk38-hour-says-concern-group
  2. Comment - Blogs

    Fixing Vancouver’s woeful wages won’t end the housing affordability crisis

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:37am by Ian Young

    ... Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), helped get the discussion rolling with a pledge to introduce a “living wage” of C$15 an hour for employees of the city. Then, on September 24, urban planner ... in Canada.  It’s starting to get a bit silly now, but what happens if we suddenly make Vancouver’s degree holders the best-paid in the country, applying the required 48 per cent wage hike across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1611982/fixing-vancouvers-woeful-wages-wont-end-housing-affordability-crisis
  3. 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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com No one's happy as maids get HK$100 rise … a month Maids' wages go up by HK$100 from today- that's per month and only for those signing new contracts. Helpers complained the new wage, HK$4,110, was still too low and it was unfair that those signed to contracts would have to wait until they expired before benefiting. One employers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604874/maids-wages-go-hk100-no-ones-happy
  4. News - China - INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

    New Guangdong wages rules rile business and unionists

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:48am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Revised bill removes workers' right to strike over collective contracts but gives employees power to demand wages talks with bosses New ... on January 1 and require employers to hold talks with workers over wages, benefits and working hours. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said the rules posed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1604165/new-guangdong-wages-rules-rile-business-and-unionists
  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Global fashion brands back wage demands of Cambodian workers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:43pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Fashion brands back wage demands Eight major fashion retailers have said they are prepared to pay more for clothes made in Cambodia, days after thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh to call for the minimum wage to be nearly doubled to US$180 a month. The brands, which include H&M, as well as Inditex, owner of Zara, and Britain's Primark, have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1598227/global-fashion-brands-back-wage-demands-cambodian-workers
  6. Employers' federation scare tactic puts the economy before people

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The Employers' Federation of Hong Kong accepts that a minimum wage is inevitable. However, in fixing the level, we must all be aware that: The stated intention ... ah-ah-ooom.' And then we have the bit about how the federation 'accepts' that a minimum wage is inevitable. Its members would never have had it imposed on them if they had lifted the wages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718916/employers-federation-scare-tactic-puts-economy-people
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Rising wages for construction workers pressure mainland developers

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:44pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Construction boom forcing firms to pay more to recruit workers as HK also under strain Mainland developers feel pressure of rising wages Hong Kong developers and contractors have long moaned about a labour shortage at the city's construction sites, but wage pressures have also been building up across the border. In a recent chat with a top manager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593085/rising-wages-construction-workers-pressure-mainland
  8. News - China - MACAU

    Macau casino workers join protests for higher wages as labour unrest sweeps territory

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:44pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Faced with rising housing and living costs, thousands of employees have repeatedly joined protests for higher wages and better working conditions Macau casino workers raise ... of employees to fight for better wages and working conditions. She has led workers into the streets seven times this year in the most widespread labour unrest yet at Macau's casinos. The protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584558/macau-casino-workers-join-protests-higher-wages-labour-unrest-sweeps
  9. Comment - Letters

    Escalating rents pose greater threat to small businesses than minimum wage rise

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by LETTERS

    ... Escalating rents pose greater threat than minimum wage rise I refer to the letter by Emily Ho (" Lower wage offer will best suit everyone ", August 15). If your correspondent had replaced the word "wage" with "rent", then her letter would have been more relevant. That's why I am perplexed by her logic that wages could run a business into the ground. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1579598/escalating-rents-pose-greater-threat-small-businesses-minimum-wage
  10. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Grieving families wage citizen campaign to solve MH370 mystery

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 12:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Using social media, they exchange findings and discuss latest theories about the missing plane Relatives wage campaign to solve mystery Chinese physics student Jimmy Wang had no interest in aviation until March 8, when Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing with his 58-year-old father, Wang Lijun, aboard. But Wang, 31, now spends evenings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580360/grieving-families-wage-citizen-campaign-solve-mh370-mystery

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