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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.

Sunday, 24 October, 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

US expatriates pocket 25pc increase in salary packages

THE average salary package for a US expatriate rose 25 per cent in value over the 12 months to June this year.

Q3 Associates, a personnel out-placement consultancy, surveyed almost 100 expatriates predominantly working for US companies to compare salary packages and perks.

20 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Row over expatriates may spark legal crisis

HONG KONG may face a constitutional crisis over the decision to allow expatriate civil servants to switch to local terms, an Executive Councillor warned yesterday.

Professor Edward Chen Kwan-yiu said that if a private member's bill aimed at overturning the controversial decision was passed, it would set a precedent for the legislature to revoke government policy.

2 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Only 11 expats meet 20-year requirement on residency

NO more than 11 officers in the 10 government departments most affected by a new policy allowing expatriate staff to switch to local terms, can satisfy the 20-year residency requirement proposed by the Local Crown Counsel Association.

The condition has been considered harsh by legislators and expatriate civil servants.

20 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Local push turns nasty

EXTREMISM is eroding the local civil servants' case as they battle to stop their expatriate colleagues switching to local terms of service. What started as a legitimate campaign to stop the government reversing its localisation policy is looking increasingly like a racist witch-hunt.

19 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Co-operation key to success

I REFER to the article ''Police views sought on expat policy'' (South China Morning Post, August 4).

I'm very concerned by Ching Kam-cheong's feelings that the localisation policy the civil service has been implementing is now being reversed. I was also appalled by his blatant racism towards expatriates employed by the civil service.

10 Aug 1993 - 12:00am