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  • Sep 16, 2014
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Secret bosses' business

Former fashion jewellery saleswoman Rebecca Gonzales and former chief executive Ron Johnson have one thing in common: JC Penney no longer employs either.

Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 3:47am

Wages strike by Lufthansa staff grounds 1,755 flights

Nearly 150,000 passengers were affected as Germany's largest airline Lufthansa suspended almost its entire service for a full day because of a pay strike.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

The price of freedom

Does it ever feel like all your money disappears on bills? That you are not really working for yourself at all, but rather for your landlord, a host of utility companies and the local food store?

9 Apr 2013 - 4:42am

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

Wage increases part of approved income distribution plan

The State Council on Tuesday approved long-delayed guidelines to reform the mainland's income distribution system, under which wages will be raised and state-owned enterprises will be required to hand over a greater share of their profits.

6 Feb 2013 - 5:30am

Why Hong Kong needs working hours law

Legislator James Tien Pei-chun, in RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, on January 20, urged our chief executive to look at "using imported labour specifically to build government public housing".

30 Jan 2013 - 2:13am

Japan faces wage hurdle in bid to end deflation

A decade and a half after Japan slumped into deflation, the central bank is set to signal its strongest effort yet to reverse the trend. The biggest challenge may be that the nation has come to rely on falling prices.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Work-cheap model hits Singapore inflation wall

When dozens of Chinese bus drivers held Singapore's first strike in 26 years last week, the island deported the perpetrators. Getting rid of the soaring prices that are emboldening calls for higher wages won't be as easy.

Rising housing, transport and business costs have given the city state the fastest inflation among the developed world's biggest economies.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Salary growth slows in China

Mainland wage gains have moderated on weaker corporate profits, capping consumer demand as the government seeks to sustain a rebound after a seven-quarter economic slowdown.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:21am

City Digest

Plan to boost minimum and maximum MPF caps

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am