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  1. Unpaid boys working in harsh conditions at Shaanxi factory

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A quilt factory in Shaanxi's Qishan county was caught using juvenile workers who were forced to work 12 hours a day without pay for nearly six months. The labour ... workers of 'a very young age' working without any protective equipment in a processing room full of dust and cotton fibre, he said. A long period of exposure to the cotton could lead ...

  2. KMB drivers threaten to strike over conditions

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... not improve their working conditions. With talks now deadlocked, KMB drivers are demanding a pay rise of 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent for the coming year- far above the 2 per cent offered ... cut in recent years and drivers' schedules rearranged in a way that they are paid less for the same work,' he said 'Our rest time has been compromised.' Mr Chung said ...

  3. Differing views on conditions faced by domestic helpers

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... simplifications...ill-conceived allegations'? I beg to differ, Mr Lam. K. Smith, Mid-Levels Recently we again saw stories about the 'poor' domestic helpers who have to work so hard. Employing ourselves two ... of the first questions which pops up is whether 'mam' is working. The reason behind this is simple, if 'mam' is working they can do whatever they like during the daytime ...

  4. Surviving extreme conditions adds value

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... in perfect working order. Rolex-wearing explorers and adventurers have yet to officially pit their timepieces against the punishing and extreme conditions of rush-hour in Causeway Bay or Tsim Sha ... Testing watches for use in extreme conditions is a realm in which compromise plays no part. The more punishment the timepiece can take, the more durable, dependable and valuable ...

  5. Forget the fluff... these sisters of soul are in Mink condition

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by John Lloyd

    ... of an established star. Though she's only just started performing, she's a long-time musician who takes an intelligent approach to her work. 'I've been trying to find something ... That's reflected in her casual approach to songwriting: 'Most stuff I play is stuff I've made up and I don't know the chords that I'm playing.' She's working ...

  6. Staff shortage puts hospitals in critical condition

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Catherine Macer

    ... by the more lucrative work in the private sector, privately funded hospitals are also experiencing a shortage. Nurses are the most important interface between doctors and patients. They often work ... the mainland coming to Hong Kong to give birth puts pressure on many units- obstetrics, intensive care and surgery. It's a snowball that's getting bigger.' 'We all need to work ...

  7. Harsh Lantau conditions a wake-up call for Skyrail

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in the pulley system. 'There's obviously been some work to try to replace them with a different material and different pulleys, which actually give you a longer life,' Mr Calderwood said. ... experience in building cableway systems to operate in different weather conditions around the world, though the Ngong Ping 360 is its single biggest order. The company is also building a ski resort ...

  8. Favoured Daiwa Major 'in great condition', his trainer says

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of weight,' the trainer said. 'He has been keeping well and working well. I think he is in great condition.' Last night, the early Japan reference odds were weighted strongly toward ...

  9. First, check the terms and conditions

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... the flavour isn't as beefy and intense as is dry-aged. Types of cuts Most steak houses have at least three cuts: filet mignon, rib-eye and stirloin. The filet is part of the non-working ...

  10. Plan for high-rises at historic site clears last hurdle, with conditions

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... preparation work. The developer will also be required to inform the Antiquities and Monuments Office if it discovers any historic features, and stop construction to allow the office time ...




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