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Standard working hours

Letters to the Editor, June 17, 2013

There is increasingly bitter divisiveness in Hong Kong's universal suffrage debate that was seldom seen before the new administration took power.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 6:14am

Work hours committee to consult public twice

The government advisory committee on standard working hours will have two rounds of consultations before presenting its conclusions.

Chairman Dr Leong Che-hung said the first round would seek general public opinion, which the committee would compile and put to a second round of consultation.

He didn't give a specific time frame.

8 Jun 2013 - 4:16am

Working hours committee finds little to agree on

Among the 23 committee members - representatives of workers and employers, academics and officials - not everyone agreed even with the timetable for their task. "Taking three years to decide whether legislation [on standard working hours] is necessary is just silly," said employee representative and labour unionist Stanley Ng Chau-pei.

8 May 2013 - 5:52am

May Day marches draw thousands with Hong Kong dock strikers leading the charge

Truck drivers, domestic helpers, striking dockers - they came from different walks of life, but the thousands of people who joined yesterday's two Labour Day marches were united in their demand for better working conditions.

2 May 2013 - 7:29am

Companies can't ignore work-life balance issues

Research from around the world shows that work-life balance is critical to long-term business success. In one survey conducted by Community Business last year, some 72 per cent of employees cited work-life balance as a critical factor affecting productivity, level of engagement, and the attraction and retention of talent.

18 Apr 2013 - 3:18am

Talking points

Tributes and protests at Thatcher funeral

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

Chairman's term won't give enough time to set work hours law, says legislator

The government will definitely not have enough time to legislate standard working hours if it works within the present terms it has set, a veteran labour activist says.

15 Apr 2013 - 2:53am

Tough task to push for work hours law

A special committee to look at the possibility of legislation on standard working hours was set up yesterday, but its members face a tough task. Former Executive Council member Dr Leong Che-hung was appointed chair of the committee for three years.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:46am

Business launches salvo over work limit

A coalition of over 50 business associations is planning to take out advertisements to spell out their objections to the introduction of standard working hours.

4 Apr 2013 - 5:11am

Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

Legislating standard working hours will not result in a rise in business costs in the long run as companies will look for ways to rearrange work flow in a more efficient manner, an expert with International Labour Organisation has said.

1 Apr 2013 - 10:31pm 2 comments