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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Extra pay of HK$3 an hour may help up to 280,000 workers, data shows

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Bosses won't have to dig too deep to cover rise, data shows, as minimum wage is reviewed Extra HK$3 an hour may help 280,000 workers Up to 280,000 of the city's lowest paid workers will benefit if the hourly minimum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615282/extra-pay-hk3-hour-may-help-280000-workers-data-shows
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cathay pilots consider industrial action after rejecting pay rise offer

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Union considering industrial action after proposed 10 per cent wage increase over three years is rejected by 51 per cent of members Cathay pilots reject pay rise offer Cathay Pacific pilots moved a step closer to industrial ac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613962/cathay-pilots-consider-industrial-action-after-rejecting-pay-rise
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604874/maids-wages-go-hk100-no-ones-happy
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Domestic helpers forced to pay agencies '20 times legal rate'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Helpers pay '20 times' legal rate to agencies Nearly half of foreign domestic helpers have paid their job agencies more than Hong Kong laws allow, ... skills. The findings, released yesterday by the Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs, indicate how recruitment agencies are exploiting both sides of the market. Local laws allow agencies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466506/foreign-helpers-paid-agencies-more-20-times-legal-rate-study-shows
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong's street cleaners being deprived of basic employment benefits

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Cleaners cheated out of benefits Hong Kong's army of poorly paid street sweepers are being deprived of basic employment benefits by the government's policy of outsourcing its cleaning services. Close to 75 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597101/street-cleaners-short-term-contracts-deprived-benefits
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has agreed to meet the city's largest lifeguard union- after threats to close down swimming pools and beaches for days at ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596280/lifeguards-get-meeting-after-new-strike-threat
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... reported in 2010 that 80 per cent of the 106 countries it studied had working hours limits. The United Nations agency promotes a standard 40-hour working week, with employers paying at least 25 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582389/standard-working-hours-good-productivity-jobs
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Workers for Taiwan firm that supplies Apple end strike over cuts to bonus

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:28pm by He Huifeng, Lawrence Chung

    ... He Huifeng in Dongguan and Lawrence Chung in Taipei 10,000-plus employees of Taiwanese-owned Wintek angered by lower holiday cash handout Workers end strike over festival pay cut More than 10,000 employees of a Taiwanese touch screen maker returned to wor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590104/16000-chinese-factory-workers-strike-after-receiving-banana-and-chicken
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards strike and swim in protest over pay and conditions

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Pools and beaches shut down as a third of city's lifesavers walk off the job over staffing and pay Lifeguards strike makes waves Just over half of the city's 81 public swimming pools and beaches were closed or wi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588859/lifeguards-strike-and-swim-protest-over-pay-and-conditions
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmese domestic helpers asked to pay high agency fees to work in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 11:52pm

    ... for Myanmar maids fuels abuse fear Domestic helpers coming to Hong Kong from Myanmar will have to pay about HK$16,000 to their home recruitment agency- the highest fee in the region. The Myanmese agency, Gold Mine International, had invested HK$1 million in the business, according to its Hong Kong partner, which said it was legal to charge workers this much. But advocates for domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421711/myanmese-domestic-helpers-asked-high-agency-fees-work-hong-kong

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