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On Friday's Backchat, working conditions for domestic helpers. A survey conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong has found that more than 70% of foreign domestic helpers work over 13 hours a day, around 6% of workers did not get at least one day off per week, and more than 20% of them did not get all 12 days of statutory holidays. Are working conditions being abused? Has the live-in rule made it more difficult to define the working hours? How do you count working hours of helpers?How do you enforce the law, or even be aware of problems ina private, domestic setting?
After 9.20, government's complete ban on e-cigarettes.
15/02/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Working Conditions for Domestic Helpers
15/02/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Complete Ban on E-cigarettes
On Wednesday's Backchat, climate change. A UN Conference in Poland is hearing that climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years. The CEO of the World Bank says 'We are clearly the last generation that can change the course of climate change, but we are also the first generation with its consequences.' What then should we be doing globally and locally? What part are the US and China playing? Have attitudes changed in the face of more extreme weather events and fires? What parts should rich and poor countries play? If civilisation is on the brink of collapse why is there so little concern?
After 9.20, personal data security and the credit reporting agency TransUnion.
05/12/2018 - 8:30-9:20 How Bad is Climate Change?
William Yu, Climate Professional; and Chief Executive Officer, World Green Organization
Paul Harris, Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies, Education University of Hong Kong
Albert Lai, CEO, Carbon Care Asia
Gabriel Lau, Professor of Geography and Resource Management, Faculty of Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong
05/12/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Personal Data Security Flaw of TransUnion