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
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
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
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
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
Tributes and protests at Thatcher funeral17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am
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
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
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
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