Vox Pop

A survey by the University of Hong Kong showed that Hong Kong employees work an average of 51.3 hours per week, 25 per cent longer than the hours suggested by the International Labour Organisation.

Saturday, 18 August, 2007, 12:00am

Government must force through five-day week for everyone

The government has adopted the five-day working week for civil servants and it is about time this practice was enforced in the business sector.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Working from home not even a remote possibility for Hong Kong's office society

PAST PREDICTIONS FOR our technical future that have gone wide of the mark are provoking smiles.

In 1940, Henry Ford insisted we were on the verge of the flying car. We should have been deep into interstellar travel by now and robots should be cleaning our houses.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Time for HK to embrace five-day work week

Those among us who have lived in western Europe, North America or Australia may find the debate here about the pros and cons of a five-day working week archaic; were not those ideas sufficiently sifted over in the early decades of last century when labour unions were fighting for a 40-hour week?

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Overtime can lead to burn out

PRASAD SRIVASTAVA has just put in another 16-hour workday - his eighth this month.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Scramble, and struggle, on 5-day working

While universities and banks seriously consider the concept, small business operators are unlikely to follow suit

Private enterprise is scrambling - and in some cases battling - to follow the government's lead in introducing a five-day week.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

Walk into any Hong Kong office on a Saturday morning. They are like rest homes for the walking dead. The more active toilers care for children or play games on office computers. Others read newspapers or glare at Sudoku. Those recovering from a big Friday night slump over their desks in a dead coma. This is highly productive Hong Kong? Yes, it is.

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Shorter week

I refer to The New York Times article headlined 'Communist China turns its back on the workers', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on August 23.

28 Aug 2001 - 12:00am