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Call for hold on expat contracts

CONTRACTS for expatriate civil servants should not be renewed until the controversy over the localisation policy has been settled in court, it was suggested yesterday.

Thursday, 5 August, 1993, 12:00am

Localisation wedge

THE Government's plans to allow expatriate civil servants to switch to local employment terms can only further strain relations with locals. Relations between expatriates on attractive contract terms and locals have never been easy, but this latest policy change will do nothing to improve morale.

2 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Expat policy attacked

LEGISLATIVE Councillors have warned that the new policy to allow expatriate civil servants to adopt local status will affect the promotion prospects of Chinese staff and hit morale.

Members of the Public Services Panel said they were dissatisfied at the Government's ''overnight change of policy'' made without consulting the public and the council.

31 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

New twist to row over expats' jobs

THE Local Crown Counsel Association (LCCA) yesterday issued a point-by-point rebuttal of expatriate civil servants' arguments about localisation, denouncing them as unwarranted and unreasonable.

The latest attack is set to intensify the row over the policy on local and overseas officers, the latter being represented by the Association of Expatriate Civil Servants (AECS).

14 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Expats pledge

EXPATRIATE civil servants have agreed to put their legal action against localisation on hold after government officials assured them that a review of the policy would end soon.

10 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Language authority

THE letter ''Why the civil service needs expats'' (Sunday Morning Post, April 4) certainly hit several crucial nails on the head, but I am not so sure the headline reflected the points made in it.

11 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Expats want to remain in HK

ABOUT two-thirds of expatriate civil servants on contracts would remain in the civil service even if it meant downgrading their terms to those of locals, according to a survey by the Association of Expatriate Civil Servants.

10 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

ESF and the expat package

AS an English Schools Foundation (ESF)teacher, it was interesting to read in a Saturday Review article (Post, February 20) that the average salary and benefits package in Hongkong for a 27-year-old expatriate university graduate was worth between $1 million and $1.4 million a year.

24 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Locals hit out at civil servant move

LOCAL civil servants are worried that their chances of promotion to top jobs will be blocked if expatriates are allowed to be considered as local officers.

Their concern comes after the acting Secretary for Civil Service, Mr Stuart Harbinson, revealed on Wednesday that an internal study was underway to see if it was possible to consider overseas staff as locals.

8 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Study examines expatriates' status

THE Government is studying whether it is possible to consider expatriate staff as locals if they have been long term Hongkong residents.

Expatriate officers who have lived in the territory for at least seven years hope the move will spare them from being phased out under the current localisation programme.

7 Jan 1993 - 12:00am