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Foreign Worker

Canada tightens rules on hiring temporary foreign workers

Canada has announced a tightening of rules for hiring temporary foreign workers after a public outcry over abuses that saw Canadians losing their jobs.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 2:45am

Canada reviews foreign-worker scheme amid China mine row

The Canadian government has announced a review of its programme for temporary foreign workers. It follows the controversial decision to import hundreds of Chinese coal miners for a Chinese-funded project in northern British Columbia.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:52am

Troupe brings the message directly from mainland migrant workers

Few songs have been written addressing the issues of China's 200 million migrant workers, and among them even fewer still have been written by migrant workers themselves.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Rising wages push firm to Dhaka

Tired of shouldering the relatively higher wage burden of hiring migrant workers at its Shenzhen factory, one of the world's largest cap makers is heading to low-cost Bangladesh.

Pauline Ngan Po-ling, deputy chairwoman of Mainland Headwear, said fast-rising salaries and labour shortages made it increasingly hard to attract workers to replace those who leave.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

An ear in a city of tough struggle

As the secretary general of a psychological counselling hotline that offers its services free to the public, particularly to disadvantaged groups in Shenzhen, Zhang Yuewu has worked closely with people struggling through tough times.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Official forced into U-turn over migrants

Provincial leaders in Guangdong eventually agreed on a blueprint for integrating migrants with the local population last week, but the deliberations over it were fraught with controversy.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hundreds march against ruling on Filipino maid

About 1,500 people marched from Wan Chai to government headquarters yesterday to protest against a court ruling in favour of the right of abode for domestic helpers.

The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, which organised the march, said local workers could lose their jobs if a large number of migrant domestic helpers were given abode.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ban on group petitioning withdrawn

Shenzhen's housing bureau withdrew a controversial ban on group petitioning for unpaid wages by migrant workers, Xinhuanet reported. The ban, announced last week, prohibited such petitions ahead of the Universiade Games in August. Critics said migrant workers' rights should not be undermined and questioned whether group petitioning fell under the bureau's ambit.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Factory Girls

Factory Girls by Leslie Chang Pan, HK$117

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Art for workers creates a new heritage

Sun Heng is the chief executive of the non-governmental organisation Beijing Workers' Family and leader of the New Worker Art Troupe. Sun hails from Kaifeng, Henan, and has lived in Beijing since 1998. In the capital, he has been a porter, a salesman, a bar singer and a music teacher at a school for migrant workers' children.

7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am