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Termination of Employment

Retirement crisis looms for civil service

Two-thirds of top civil servants will reach retirement age in the next decade, raising fears that they will be replaced by inexperienced staff and prompting calls by lawmakers for the compulsory retirement age of 60 to be raised.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012, 12:00am

Employment ties that bind

Like a bad marriage, a broken employment agreement can be a nightmare, especially if one party is fiercely guarding its turf. A clear pre-employment agreement can help clear the clouds, particularly those involving sensitive issues, such as post-termination restrictions.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Retirement no reason to give up the day job

For many, retirement is looked upon as a time to have the freedom to rest, travel or pursue hobbies, while for others it opens the way for numerous possibilities, including the opportunity to carry on working.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Wealthy Hongkongers a 'nevertiree' breed

Retirees move over, the 'nevertirees' are here.

In Hong Kong and other parts of the world, a large number of wealthy individuals plan to continue working despite being able to afford retirement, according to a report by Barclays Wealth.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Failed MPF scheme should be wound up

Six in every 10 Hong Kong people believe that the Mandatory Provident Fund fails to address their retirement needs, a Hong Kong Polytechnic University survey has found.

SCMP, Sept 8

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Government can take the lead by raising retirement age to 65

In the government's mindset 60 is the age to retire. In 1987, rightly raised civil servants' retirement age from 55 to 60. But despite having an ageing population, the administration has been reluctant to raise it to 65.

23 May 2010 - 12:00am

Breakdown in family support

Traditional Chinese ideas that children should support their elderly parents appear to be breaking down, a poll by a bank has indicated.

More than half the respondents to a survey of 2,139 Hongkongers in May said parents should be financially independent after retirement and not rely on their children.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

HK Airlines lays off 55 employees

Hong Kong Airlines laid off 55 workers yesterday, citing a business restructuring rather than the financial situation as the reason.

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said workers contacted it yesterday afternoon after about 50 of them received letters from the airline saying their jobs were being terminated with immediate effect.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Government to get compensation over cancelled cleaning contract

The government yesterday won HK$2.6 million in damages from a former cleaning services contractor for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department after a judge held the contract was legally terminated.

Recorder Kenneth Kwok Hing-wai ruled in the Court of First Instance yesterday that the government had been entitled to terminate the contract.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

40pc in HK want a longer working life

Call to extend retirement age

Nearly 40 per cent of Hong Kong people hope to extend their retirement age, a recent study has found.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

Hong Kong people often subscribe to a 'work hard, play hard' attitude towards life. While earning a handsome income and leading a comfortable life, few have solid retirement plans, while others can't wait until the day arrives. Classified Post asks readers about their retirement plans.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Beware of job traps

Of the 102,837 students who took the HKCEE this year, more than 50 per cent did not score enough points to get a Form Six place.

This means there are more than 50,000 HKCEE candidates who will be repeating the exam, considering other ways to continue with their education, or looking for a job.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Greying China draws investors

Foreign firms poised to reap returns as mainland's fledgling private retirement home industry gears up for rapid expansion

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Most Hongkongers doubt MPF can support their retirement

Only a quarter of Hong Kong people believe the existing Mandatory Provident Fund can support their retirement, an online survey has found.

But the same poll shows the average preferred retirement age is 53.

The survey, conducted by ESDlife last month, asked 1,214 people about their investment plans and expectations.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

Bosses using 'misconduct' ploy to sack staff, says union

Misconduct has become a popular excuse for unscrupulous employers to lay off workers regardless of the significance of such incidents, unionists have found, with the number of complaints against unfair dismissal doubling last year.

The Federation of Trade Unions received 60 complaints of unfair dismissal last year, a rise of 87.5 per cent from the 32 cases in 2004.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am