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Work contracts not the answer

HONG KONG (SE): Whether the contractual working hours proposal put forward by the government on June 13 would solve the ongoing dilemma of the high number of overtime hours worked by employees in Hong Kong or not remains a moot point.
 
A statement issued on June 14 by the Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs indicates that it believes that it could well only serve to further muddy the waters.
 

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Save our weekend

SYDNEY (SE): As Hong Kong quibbles over what is a standard legislation in most civilised societies, maximum working hours, Australian society is locked in a debate over whether penalty rates for weekend work should be scrapped or not.

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Long working hours taking a terrible toll commission survey finds

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs released the findings of its survey on the impact of long working hours during a press conference on April 23, one week before Labour Day on May 1. Most respondents said they worked long hours, which impacted their family, health and faith life.

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Standard working hours

According to UBS’s Prices and Earnings Study Report, Hong Kong has the longest working hours out of 71 cities worldwide, with the average employee working up to 2,606 hours per year.