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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian politician convicted of graft granted conditional bail

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Former film star and powerful regional politician Jayaram Jayalalitha who was convicted of corruption and sentenced to 4 years jail gets bail from India's top court India’s top court on Friday granted temporary bail to a ...

  2. VIDEO: Striking dockers reveal their shocking working conditions

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:32pm

    ... No bathrooms and 24-hour shifts Watch the video ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Activists push Apple over work conditions

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Activists push Apple over work conditions Labour activists in Hong Kong criticised Apple yesterday for not pushing for better working conditions at factories ... and 5,000 yuan because they do a lot of overtime. A spokeswoman for Apple China said: "We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Sex change surgery: an effective solution to an unusual mental condition

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by DR YUEN WAI-CHEUNG

    ... to an unusual condition The necessity of sex reassignment operations and the legal implications for people who wish to change their sex has come under discussion in the community recently. With more ... breasts and menses. Furthermore, they want to gain the sexual characteristics of the opposite sex: a vagina for a born male; a penis for a born female. This is a very unusual condition. Over ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Report criticises Samsung over working conditions at Chinese plants

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 08:49am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Samsung forces employees at its Chinese factories to work up to five times the legal overtime limit, bans them from sitting down and denies basic labour rights, ... Employees at the factories, making consumer products including cell phones, televisions, and refrigerators, regularly stand for 11 to 12 hours while working at a frantic pace, the 122-page report ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns over abuse and exploitation, an employment body in Yangon said yesterday. The suspension comes amid a global spotlight on the working conditions of migrant domestic helpers in Asia after ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com A huge majority of respondents said they needed more mental health support at work Workers want more help to stay sane: study Some 90 per cent of respondents to the city's first ever academic survey of workplace mental health conditions said they needed better support at work. And almost 60 per cent said mental health issues ...

  8. News - China - FOREIGN AFFAIRS

    Consular services stretched as more Chinese travel and work abroad

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Consular services are straining to adapt to an increasingly complex caseload brought about by more Chinese travelling and working abroad Embassies ... already taken some steps to expand its offshore services. In 2007 it established a centre to draw up work plans for consular protection services. Earlier this month the centre set up an emergency ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Rare skin condition XP plagues sun-baked Brazil village of Araras

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Araras Disease makes sun damage acute in an area where outdoor work is crucial Rare skin condition plagues sun-baked village Araras is a village where the people melt ... exposed to the sun- working, planting and harvesting rice and caring for the cows," said Djalma Antonio Jardim, 38. "As the years passed my condition got worse." Agriculture ...

  10. News - World - TURKEY

    Builders killed as lift crashes in Turkey, triggering protests over work safety

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... to the ground. "We will go after (the guilty people) if there is any negligence or shortcoming," he said. But the opposition ratcheted up pressure on the government, pledging to improve work safety conditions. "Work accidents have turned into work murders," said Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party. ...




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