Working hours

Loading up on hours suits many workers

For unskilled workers, poor alternatives away from the factories mean a steady job at an assembly line remains attractive. Photo: Xinhua

A report by the Fair Labour Association, which looked into practices at Foxconn Technology Group, said the manufacturer was facing challenges in adapting its work arrangements to the shorter hours required under labour laws.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 3:49am

Letters to the Editor, March 15, 2013

Protest over Baptist University land plan. Photo: David Wong

I think there is a demand in Hong Kong for the development of a Chinese medical hospital on land next to the Baptist University's Kowloon Tong campus ("University gains Legco support over land use", March 12).

15 Mar 2013 - 4:48am 2 comments

Hewlett-Packard tightens hiring rules for China suppliers

HP directs suppliers to limit working hours and total number of student workers. Photo: Reuters

Working hours for students must be lower than the legal limit and the total number of student workers must also be limited, HP said yesterday.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:07am

City Digest, January 14, 2013

Cover with rare stamp sells for HK$4.8 million

A cover, posted in Shanghai in 1923, bearing a rare $2 stamp depicting the Peking Hall of Classics that was inverted by mistake, sold for HK$4.8 million at an auction by Spink China in Wan Chai yesterday. It was one of only 50 of the stamps issued with the error. It was expected to sell for up to HK$6 million.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

CY Leung unlikely to open purse strings in policy address

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

As the days count down to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address, all eyes will be on how he can use the platform to turn the corner and revive his flagging popularity.

14 Jan 2013 - 5:39pm

Leung Chun-ying cautious on pensions, working hours

C.Y. Leung fears standard hours 'shock'. Photo: Sam Tsang

In his policy address this week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is expected to make only passing mention of two issues that have loomed large in the community this year: standard working hours and universal retirement protection. Both are issues on which consensus has proved elusive.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:38am

Long working hours cause depression, survey confirms

Office workers in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

It’s no surprise that working long, inflexible hours can trigger mental distress, but now a Hong Kong survey has put a statistical face on the situation.

Among people who work more than 50 hours a week, 35 per cent show symptoms of depression, according to a survey commissioned by the Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service and released on Thursday.

6 Dec 2012 - 5:41pm

Leung must be squeaky clean, not sneaky

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying wants us all to get past the scandal of his illegal structures so he can turn to the business of governing Hong Kong. His top aides are likewise urging everyone to let the chief executive do his job. Public Eye has no problem with that.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:34am 10 comments