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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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