Competition plan for senior jobs

ABOUT 600 senior contract posts in the Government will be opened for competition next year under a proposed long-term policy on localisation.

Tuesday, 27 September, 1994, 12:00am

Expat officer to file suit on demotion

FIVE expatriate civil servants are to be demoted under the government's controversial localisation policy, a furious union leader revealed last night.

4 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Expat switch back on line

A PROPOSAL to extend the contracts of some expatriate civil servants has been dropped after pressure from legislators and unionists.

The plan was meant to give the Government more time to implement a policy of allowing some expatriates to switch to local terms of service.

23 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Ship wrecked

THE common understanding of the Government's localisation policy is that contracts on expatriate terms should not be renewed if there is a suitable replacement.

12 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Quotas set for civil service top expatriates

QUOTAS have been set for expatriates in the top echelons of the civil service in an effort to speed up localisation, Secretary for Civil Service Michael Sze Cho-cheung revealed yesterday.

The disclosure came as legislators backed proposals to allow expatriates to switch to local terms if they accepted demotion.

17 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Civil service plans win crucial local support

THE 10-month government localisation battle yesterday took a major step towards settlement with vital local support for new proposals allowing expatriates to switch to local terms.

The new package maps out substantial interim and long-term measures governing the overseas officers' transfer to local conditions of service.

28 May 1994 - 12:00am

Forum aims for a code to attract more funds

THE Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum is working on a code to enhance investments in the region, according to the Trade Department.

''The code will try to enhance investment, transparency, Most Favoured Nation [trading] status, national treatment, expatriation and compensation,'' said Trade Department assistant director-general John Tsang.

25 May 1994 - 12:00am

Expat rule concession to defuse bitter row

THE Government has offered to modify its controversial policy of allowing expatriate civil servants to switch to local terms, in a major new initiative aimed at defusing the bitter row over the issue.

3 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Concern over example of expat terms

LEGISLATORS are worried that government departments may follow the example of the Legal Department and create consultancy posts to retain expatriate staff on contract terms, despite the localisation policy.

10 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Fears over rejection of expat applications

EXPATRIATE civil servants are concerned the Government might unfairly evaluate their applications to switch to local terms in order to fulfil its prediction that there would only be about 100 such cases.

The chairman of the Association of Expatriate Civil Servants' localisation committee, Allan Roger, said 86 applications had been received although none had yet been approved.

25 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Civil servants wonder for whom the bell tolls

SOME might say expatriate civil servants have shot themselves in the foot by launching a campaign that seems destined to end with the loss of many of their privileges much sooner than would otherwise have been the case.

24 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Life's not all perks for the expats

I TOO, like Simon Wild (South China Morning Post October 9) encounter a great deal of hostility towards expats here in Hong Kong.

What local people do not realise is that the expat men have been chosen by their respective companies for their skills and expertise, to travel, live abroad and do business on behalf of those companies.

18 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Expat job doubt in Legal Department

UP to three-quarters of expatriate Legal Department employees whose contracts expire late next year are likely to have them terminated, or extended for only 12 months.

The proposal, by the department's management, will be submitted to the Civil Service Branch for consideration today.

It marks the latest step in the Government's programme to speed localisation.

18 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

New measures anger expats

ANGRY expatriate civil servants are warning they are once again poised to take legal action in the wake of new measures to speed up the pace of localisation, announced in Governor Chris Patten's policy address.

10 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

For, and against, expats

THE Local Inspectors Association (LIA) is deliberately muddying the already-murky waters of the Government's localisation policy. On the one hand, it yesterday called for local civil servants to enjoy the same right as expatriates to compensation payments for the loss of British protection in 1997.

5 Oct 1993 - 12:00am