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  1. Saipan sweatshops no barrier to work-hungry

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... workers take home 12,000 yuan (US$1,450) a year and 75-hour weeks are common. Saipan offers better working conditions, as it comes under US labour laws by being the capital of the US Commonwealth ... this case. In fact, before 2002, working conditions in Saipan were so bad that they led to the island becoming the focus of an international sweatshop scandal. Chinese workers were lured by tales ...

  2. Villa Pinada work set to resume

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... More than 200 people who bought flats in the failed Villa Pinada luxury housing project in Tuen Mun can heave a sigh of relief following last night's announcement that work ... would provide finance to complete the project. It also said the bankers considered it in the interests of all parties that work should be resumed without delay and the receivers would ensure ...

  3. Outsourcing's favourite now farming out work

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... claims for a United States insurance firm. 'I'm still amazed that I could get such a job opportunity- a nice office with air conditioning and good pay- in Jaipur,' she said. If western companies outsource their back office work to India because they enjoy cost savings of 30 per cent to 40 per cent, it is only logical for these same Indian companies to make similar ...

  4. Canton Road's third lane finally open after drainage work dispute

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Holdings, which developed 1881 Heritage, and the government became involved in a dispute over water-drainage work under the road. The work was delayed, leaving one lane blocked off for months ... with the results when Flying Snow first completed the job, and asked that more work be done, a person from the Cheung Kong side of the negotiations said. The source said the water work was not part ...

  5. Americain's work regime 'out of the ordinary'

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... to arrive when South Africa's J J The Jet Plane did his bit to disturb the morning atmosphere, swishing through a piece of work that disguised remarkable times with an effortless outward ... of JJ's work was his great physical reach in front, unusual for a specialist sprinter, and he's clearly subject to further improvement as he is still coming right in the coat. Not long after ...

  6. Co-operation and hard work pay off for firm

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... to see our hard work has paid off,' says Cherie Mak Chui-wan, quality control manager at Uchiya Hong Kong. 'The award serves as encouragement and recognition for all of us. It helps us ... to stand out because of our excellent internal co-operation,' Mak says. 'With a low turnover rate, we work as a family and everyone knows each other and the company very well, so ...

  7. Innovation Works in talks to secure more investors

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Innovation Works, the mainland start-up fund established by former Google Greater China president Lee Kai-fu, will soon add more investors and boost its venture capital for creating new Chinese high-technology companies. Lee said Innovation Works, which has US$115 million in financing capital, was in talks with a number of potential strategic partners and investors ...

  8. Working together on a misplaced cause

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In a rare display of harmony, both the government and the Legislative Council are working on the same issue, evidently with a similar objective: putting new, tighter regulations in place regarding what senior civil servants can and cannot do after they retire. Thus, the government last September set up an independent committee to review the existing policy ...

  9. Developer must pay extra for slow work

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The company in charge of redeveloping the former marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui has been fined for working too slowly, according to the Lands Department. But the department has refused to disclose how much the company had to pay. Flying Snow, a subsidiary of Cheung Kong Holdings, paid HK$325.8 million for a 50-year land grant in May 2003. Work was scheduled ...

  10. Out-of-work expats sit out slump at resorts

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... on a good income. In the absence of that they're deciding to go away to places like Thailand to do voluntary work or have adventures or to spend more time with their children and see ...




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