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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... to negotiate an equal pay package. But the drastic protest against the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in the city's Baiyun district proved a failure. The security guards were arrested and convicted by the local district court of illegally gathering and disturbing the social order. Meng and his fellow demonstrators were jailed for up to nine months. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

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

    ... staging any action. The Professionals Union's Wong Yuen-wood said the average 5.25 per cent pay rise would barely offset inflation. Many of the company's vacancies were not filled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550590/mtr-staff-launch-protest-against-disappointing-pay-rise
  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Strikes see a new breed of labour activists: management

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... the mainland's biggest strike in decades last month was a new player in labour activism: management. A previously unpublished account from inside the strike at Taiwanese shoe manufacturer Yue Yuen in Dongguan shows that supervisors were the first to challenge senior plant leaders about the social insurance contributions that became the focus of the dispute. Hong Kong-listed Yue Yuen Industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1523504/strikes-see-new-breed-labour-activists-management
  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... 94,100 with a senior secondary education, and 55,700 people with a junior secondary education or less. "There have been voices for so long saying we need more subsidised first-degree places and fewer self-financed sub-degrees. The projection has shown that the current policy is leading to a manpower mismatch," said education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen. The study also forecast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515906/hong-kong-be-118000-workers-short-2022-government-forecasts
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil service union calls for pay rise to match inflation

    Posted May 16th 2014, 07:54pm by Tony Cheung

    ... by the low attendance. Wong said as long as "the survey was done according to the methodology discussed among the committee members … the results won't be affected by the attendance".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513595/civil-service-union-calls-pay-rise-match-inflation
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Real pay marching backwards for many workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Phila Siu

    ... the low pay that made workers' lives difficult. The dim sum maker lives in Yuen Long and commutes two hours daily to work an 11-hour shift- from 4am to 3pm- in a Hong Kong Island restaurant. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501169/real-pay-marching-backwards-many-workers-hong-kong
  7. News - China - LABOUR

    Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 07:19pm by Echo Hui

    ... of workers with shoe manufacturer Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings), which supplies Adidas and Nike, have been on strike at the Taiwanese-owned factory for 16 days over insufficient benefits ... by the Yue Yuen industrial action. The government believes our job has led to the big strikes. So they decided to [teach] us a lesson Zhang Zhiru, labour NGO leader There was a flurry of pictures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500074/labour-advocate-helping-dongguan-factory-strike-arrested-over-wechat
  8. News - China - LABOUR

    Sanitation workers' strike in Guangzhou district to enter third day

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Sanitation workers march on Guangzhou government offices, as dirty streets and piles of trash expose the cost of a row over low pay District cleaners' strike hits third day A strike involving 300 sanitation workers in Guangzhou's Yuexiu district was expected to enter its third day today, with workers demanding unpaid wages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1133320/sanitation-workers-strike-guangzhou-district-enter-third-day
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    60pc of helpers verbally abused, survey finds

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... Migrants' Co-ordinating Body. The survey also found that 7 per cent of helpers had been physically abused; 3 per cent sexually harassed; 27 per cent forced to work long hours; 7 per cent had pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492038/60pc-helpers-verbally-abused-survey-finds
  10. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... job data, which has added difficulties for policy making ANALYST WANG QINWEI A spike in unemployment would hurt Beijing's plans to reform the economic system to spur sustainable long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1484957/hard-work-see-through-opaque-job-figures

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