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  • Dec 28, 2014
  • Updated: 5:34am


Hospital pay holdouts risk 'punishment'

The 89 public hospital staff who are refusing a 5 per cent pay cut may be denied future annual pay rises and offered new contracts with lower pay after their current contracts expire.

Tuesday, 23 February, 2010, 12:00am

Sacking 'ruled out' for doctors in pay cut row

The Hospital Authority has promised that public hospital doctors who have refused to sign a pay cut agreement will not be sacked, a doctor's union leader said yesterday.

Authority chief executive Shane Solomon had apologised for earlier stating that employees would be sacked if they did not sign a pay cut consent form, Public Doctors' Association president Ho Pak-leung said.

31 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Indecent assault conviction overturned

Gary Chu Man-kit, who in May had been found guilty of indecent assault, had his conviction overturned yesterday. After a staff party in March, Mr Chu shared a taxi with a female colleague. Mr Chu invited the woman up to his flat, where the indecent assault allegedly took place.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Protection racket?

The government has rejected calls from international graft fighters to name and shame companies that use bribes to win contracts, saying it cannot disclose the names of contractors on its blacklist without their consent. What's your view?

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Baptist U staff insist on review of pay deal

Union survey shows 65pc felt they were coerced into signing revised contracts

Staff are demanding Baptist University seeks their renewed consent to a performance-based pay system after a survey showed many felt pressurised to sign.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

You'll 'consent' . . . or else!

As the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is a government-subvented institution, its staff fall in line for a pay cut, as do all in the civil service, as of October 1.

I was taken aback when I found on my desk a consent form regarding the pay cut. It surprised me that management was being fair and flexible enough to ask staff whether they were prepared to have their pay cut.

5 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Top don heats up university pay row

A row over a pay-cut plan at the University of Hong Kong has escalated into a war of words between a top don and unionists after staff asked for assurances they would not be penalised for refusing to sign forms consenting to a lower salary.

23 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Row over 'sign or else' form

A University of Hong Kong staff union has demanded clarification on whether members will be penalised if they do not sign a consent form allowing pay cuts.

The move follows a threat by the university that refusal to give written consent to a pay cut of between 1.58 and 4.42 per cent could mean 'losing staff' in the long-term due to budget considerations.

21 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Private, keep out

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Fetish Fashion trial, it is the urgent need to review and remove archaic laws and legislation from our statute books. The offence of keeping a disorderly house was based on an 18th century British law designed to prevent immoral behaviour as it was defined at the time.

20 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Measures will speed consent approvals and supply of flats

The Government has adopted proposals to speed up approvals of consent scheme property developments as part of a drive to increase the supply of housing units.

Measures include improved guidelines explaining application requirements and procedures, and establishment of a dedicated office within the Lands Department to streamline processing.

25 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Must follow cardinal rule

WITH reference to your report on the rebuff given by some members of the Duty Lawyer Scheme to Mr Justice Duffy's view that lawyers ought to have their clients' written instructions before representing them in court (South China Morning Post, on December 14), let me give my whole-hearted support to the learned judge in this regard.

23 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Fisherman must face new hearing

A FISHERMAN discharged on Thursday on a count of being a crew member aboard a ship which smuggled illegal immigrants into Hongkong will be charged again after the prosecution obtained the Governor's consent.

13 Mar 1993 - 12:00am