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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. Cutting working hours the next step

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people in Hong Kong work what would be considered unreasonably long hours elsewhere in the world. Improving conditions is as important as ensuring that a reasonable minimum hourly rate is paid. ... the legislation has affected Hong Kong's workforce. Authorities have to make every effort to ensure it is being respected, while moving on to the promised next stage, standard working hours. Business ...

  3. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are fuelled partly by a labour shortage. The Indonesian government has raised the minimum age for applications to work as a maid overseas to 21 and the Philippine government to 23, meaning fewer women are coming to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, capable, experienced helpers are leaving to work in countries with better working conditions, such as Canada. As the labour pool gets smaller, some helpers take ...

  4. All In A Day's Work: Safeguarding lives

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Catherine Macer

    ... Catherine Macer As health and safety manager at Gammon Construction, Jesse Hau is responsible for spotting unsafe conditions or unsafe actions on a construction site I have been ... that and in parallel worked at Gammon. After I finished the course with the necessary qualifications, I applied to become a registered safety officer (RSO). I worked as an RSO for three to four years ...

  5. Flexible work hours could beat heat, say construction bosses

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Construction bosses yesterday proposed more flexible work hours as one possible solution to the problem of workers being struck down by heatstroke. 'We can consider setting working hours from 7am to 8pm instead of 7am to 7pm, giving two hours for workers to rest, or let workers leave at 5.30pm instead of 6pm,' Gammon Construction chief executive Thomas Ho ...

  6. Hundreds vow to continue action

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'I would say, most of us get only about HK$600, but we work about nine hours per day,' said another worker, who gave his name as Mr Yao. He said the normal working hours were from 7.30am to 5.45pm, with an hour of lunch in between. Mr Yao, who had four family members relying on him for a living, said he worked for only 17 to 18 days a month, earning an income of about HK$10,000. ...

  7. Migrant workers offered perks to return to work

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Labour shortages in the Pearl River Delta are prompting Hong Kong factory owners to offer perks such as films, better food, air conditioning and even bonuses to retain migrant workers and lure new employees. As exports begin to recover, tens of thousands of Hong Kong factory owners are offering such incentives in the hope of stemming feared staff shortages after ...

  8. Children forced to work in factories

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Children as young as 13 years old were sent to work in sweatshop factories in Dongguan, Guangdong under 'summer job' schemes backed by their parents ... were bussed into Dongguan and worked for as long as 10 hours a day as 'summer job apprentices' in return for 450-600 yuan a month. The 'apprenticeships' appeared ...

  9. Dead men walking at work every day

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... for workers to be expected to work 20-hour shifts so that orders can be filled on time. When industries are in remote areas or operate illegally, conditions for workers are usually the toughest. ... in work-related accidents every day, statistics from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) show. Figures released last Wednesday to mark the organisation's third World Day for Safety and Health ...

  10. Sars, bird flu to be classed work-related infections

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for workers to claim compensation from employers if they catch either virus at work. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told legislators the government was working on legislative amendments to add Sars and bird flu to the list of 49 occupational diseases. 'We are consulting the medical sector, the insurance sector and the Labour Advisory Board. ...




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