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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Police rehiring plan may derail talks on raising retirement age, unions fear

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... Cho-kwong said yesterday that the meeting helped address some concerns but added that it was still early days. "We are more understanding of the arrangement but we have to wait and see because ... the government introduced export restrictions on infant formula. Meanwhile, former police chief Dick Lee Ming-kwai yesterday joined the debate over the policing of rallies. He said it was protests, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Wanted: 240 new prison guards as older ones retire

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... yesterday said it was accepting applications until the end of the month to fill 240 vacancies for the post of assistant officer II. Those hired for the role will supervise inmates and maintain order ...

  3. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Samsung eyes reforms after its probe found a supplier hired child workers

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... supplier suspected of using child labour. The action against Dongguan Shinyang Electronics, a subsidiary of Korean components manufacturer Shinyang Engineering, was announced by Samsung yesterday ... in places where there is limited respect for rules and regulations," Bernstein Research senior analyst Alberto Moel said yesterday. "The effort is being made, but the problem is much ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... they told members to start "working to rule" yesterday. Up to 300 members would take part in the protest, they said. The MTR said non-management employees' wages would rise by between ...

  5. News - China - LABOUR

    Student workers at Dongguan factory were under-age, state media claim

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Andrea Chen

    ... taking them back to their villages, mostly in Hunan and Guangxi provinces, on Thursday after the local authorities intervened, the newspaper reported yesterday. A logistics director ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young and old must work to bridge generation gap

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Phila Siu

    ... yesterday organised a grooming workshop for more than 30 tertiary students to teach them what to be aware of when they were interviewed for cabin crew jobs.   ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Thumbs up to new pay offer from civil servants

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... demanded, but it is still acceptable," Leung Tat-wah, who represents the Model Scale 1 Staff Consultative Council (Staff Side), said yesterday. The group represents government workers ...

  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Legal expert The panel ruled yesterday that the workers had reasonable cause not to show up to work and that their industrial action should not be seen simply as a company rule violation. On top ... familiar with the Kewei case said. “Many don’t want to convey the impression that strike is a way to solve [a] dispute.” The company refused to accept yesterday’s decision and will take the case ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    High-salary civil servants union rejects 5.96 per cent pay study proposal

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam

    ... The Senior Government Officers Association, one of the three senior employee groups, boycotted a meeting to verify the report yesterday as they questioned the credibility of the study. Wilfred Wong ... the system," said Wong yesterday. "The mechanism creditably reflects the pay trend for over 100 private companies in the past year." He said there was no motive for companies that took part ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants demand 5.1 per cent pay rise

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government employees find 3.8pc rise suggested by survey too low Civil servants demand 5.1pc pay increase Civil service groups told their chief yesterday they wanted bigger pay increases than those recommended by a study, but were not optimistic they would get them. Meeting Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang Kwok-wai, they demanded 5.1 per cent- ...




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