Ex Gratia

Axed Oasis staff seek HK$10m

Jobless former Oasis employees are seeking more than HK$10 million in back pay and salaries in lieu of notice through the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund.

Sunday, 20 April, 2008, 12:00am

HK$9m paid to victims of violence

Victims of violent crime or of injuries caused by law enforcement officers using firearms were paid HK$9.82 million in compensation in the year 2005-06, the Social Welfare Department said yesterday.

Some 413 new claims were paid. The remainder was for earlier cases under review, the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards annual report stated.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Factories offered $1.7m to clear out

Operators at the Housing Authority site say the compensation, equal to 10 years' rent, is inadequate

Operators at a public, low-rental factory estate in Tsuen Wan which is due to be demolished at the end of the year have been offered up to $1.7 million, or 10 years' rent, in compensation.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Exco due to discuss civil service retirement plan

Voluntary retirement plans to help cut the size of the civil service are expected to be discussed by the Executive Council as early as today.

14 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Lamppost protest over hurt thumb

A prisoner had to be talked down from a 10-metre lamppost after a three-hour protest over compensation for an injured thumb.

The 27-year-old man, who is scheduled to be released next Monday and sent back to the mainland, threatened to jump from the top of the lamppost in the recreational area of Pik Uk Prison in Clear Water Bay Road at about 8.30am.

3 May 2002 - 12:00am

$20m for 10 officials forced to retire

Ten senior officials have been forced to retire with compensation of $20 million under a scheme to get rid of mediocre staff, the Government has revealed.

But to dispel concerns over the amount, the Civil Service Bureau has also outlined how much taxpayers would have had to pay if the officials had stayed until their normal retirement age.

9 Feb 2002 - 12:00am


Owners of property affected by urban renewal projects could receive more compensation to help them buy a replacement.

Under current policy, the calculation of the cost of a replacement flat is based on a similar sized flat of about 10 years old in the same area.

27 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Compensation hope for home-owners

Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying has agreed to look into property transactions involving homes built on government land that has been slated for clearance.

Mr Leung met a group of home-owners yesterday in a move that could prompt senior government officials to reconsider the issue of possible compensation.

12 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Aid plea after $20m fish loss

A group of 250 fish farmers is asking for government financial aid to help them weather a red-tide disaster that has killed hundreds of thousands of fish in Tai Pang Wan in the past two weeks.

The farmers have suffered a total loss of $20 million, with about 327 tonnes of fish destroyed in five fish culture zones in the northeast New Territories.

1 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Cannot get compensation

I refer to the report headlined, 'Boats blockade harbour as fishermen demand cash' (South China Morning Post March 10), where a spokesman for the Planning, Environment and Lands Bureau was reported as saying that the compensation package (for fishermen affected by the Pak Shek Kok reclamation or other development projects) was passed five years ago and the Government was unlikely to revise it.

18 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Poultry slaughter payouts increased

The Government yesterday bowed to pressure from the poultry industry and increased compensation for chickens slaughtered in the hunt for the deadly bird flu virus.

Only two days after announcing the terms for its original deal, the administration offered a 'final' package which will pay chicken farmers $2 a bird more.

8 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Last-ditch protests bid to lift compensation package

Chicken industry workers and political parties demonstrated yesterday in the hope of getting a last-minute increase in the poultry slaughter compensation package due to be finalised today.

The Democratic Party, together with dozens of chicken hawkers, spent a second night outside the Central Government Offices last night.

7 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Yaohan cash

ABOUT 1,900 ex-employees of the collapsed Yaohan department stores have been paid $43 million in ex-gratia payments from a Labour Department fund.

21 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

UN debt to SAR stands at $1.17b

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' debt to the Government is $1.17 billion.

The UNHCR had repaid $162 million and the administration would continue to press for the outstanding balance, Acting Secretary for Security Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said yesterday.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Bar fire calls rejected

Managers of the Top One karaoke bar where 17 people were killed in January's fire have rejected calls from the victims' families for a higher ex-gratia payment and cancelled a meeting today.

Relatives of the victims said they were angry about the decision and would meet this afternoon to discuss what action to take.

8 Mar 1997 - 12:00am