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Public holiday for Confucius a step closer

Hongkongers may be a step closer to getting a public holiday for Confucius' birthday.

Friday, 8 January, 2010, 12:00am

Union demands equal time off for workers

Make all public holidays statutory, say marchers

Unionists want labour laws revised to allow blue-collar workers five more public holidays a year.

The campaign, led by the Confederation of Trade Unions, seeks to scrap the practice of having separate sets of holidays for blue-collar and white-collar workers.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Rethink needed on 'golden weeks'

Yet again the 'golden week' holiday circus across the mainland is ending amid calls for the concept to be scrapped. This time the central government should heed the message. Nearly a decade after the three week-long national holidays - celebrating Lunar New Year, Labour Day and National Day - were created in 1999, the rationale behind them is ever harder to sustain.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

The origins of Mother's Day

A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines

It's Mother's Day today - a perfect Sunday to let the mums of the world know we love them. So, how did it all start?

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Party's last bid for extra holiday

The Democratic Party will make a last-ditch effort today to win an extra holiday for workers.

The party's labour policy spokesman, Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, will meet the Commissioner for Labour, Jacqueline Willis, to persuade the department to clarify confusion over holidays stemming from the handover.

7 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Push for more paid holidays

Unionist legislators will press for more statutory holidays, including Labour Day.

Lee Cheuk-yan, chief executive of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, pledged to lobby fellow members to support more paid holidays.

It is unclear whether the extra statutory holidays granted this year will be maintained next year.

11 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Flowers gone

I REFER to the letter 'No Garlands' (South China Morning Post, November 18) complaining there was no service at the Cenotaph on November 11.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Will we need a holiday when the British go?

MANY hotels have already had bookings for the period around June 30, 1997, when a sizeable number of tourists are expected to visit the territory to witness the end of 155 years of British colonial rule.

26 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

The day Hong Kong forgot

ALTHOUGH Remembrance Day is observed in different ways around the world, I think it's fair to say that however practised, the day's meaning is universal. Respect and remembrance for our glorious countrymen who died pursuing freedom and democracy. Without this sacrifice, you would not be reading this article in the comfort to which we have all become accustomed.

15 Nov 1993 - 12:00am