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    主持人:Jim Gould and Philip Wong

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's week-daily current affairs discussion programme, with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every Monday to Friday from 9.05am - 10am (HKT).
    Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, find us on Facebook - Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, or email backchat@rthk.hk  

    Listen live on Radio 3's homepage - www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3

    The Backchat podcast is available after each live broadcast

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    20/06/2024

    Kwun Tong railway development / Sleeper trains

    On Thursday's Backchat, we're talking about plans to build a new MTR line in east Kowloon.

    Citing a lack of railway services in hilly areas of Kwun Tong, authorities have proposed a seven-kilometre-long elevated line which would connect Choi Hung East with Yau Tong East.
    The project would cost about HK$264 million and be completed by 2033, with some lawmakers hoping to see it extended to Kai Tak.
    The trains would not require overhead lines and would be equipped with rubber tyres to increase their climbing capability on steep inclines.
    How feasible is this plan? And what are the challenges? We'll find out.
    After 9:45, we talk about the new high-speed sleeper train services connecting Hong Kong to Beijing and Shanghai.


    9:05am-9:45am: Kwun Tong railway development

    9:05am-9:45am: Eli Konvitz, Vice-Chair of the Urban Land Institute Hong Kong  

    9:05am-9:45am: Alain Chiaradia, Associate Professor and Deputy Head at the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Urban Planning 

    9:30am-9:45am: Greg Wong, Past President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers


    9:45am-10:00am: Sleeper trains

    9:45am-10:00am: Henry Cheung, Chair of the Association of Hong Kong Railway Transport Professionals

    20/06/2024 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:05 - 10:00)

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    Protection of part-time workers / Pedestrian road safety

    主持人:Jim Gould and Philip Wong

    On Monday's Backchat, we look into proposals to enhance the protection of part-time workers. 

    Under the current mechanism, employees working at least 18 hours per week and employed for more than a month are entitled to a range of benefits offered to full-time workers including paid annual leave, rest days and sickness allowances. 

    However, some employers are believed to arrange their part-time employees' schedules in a way that purposely falls short of the 18 hours weekly requirement.

    In response, the Labour Department has suggested lowering the qualifying threshold by entitling employees who work 72, 68, 64 or 60 hours in four weeks to all statutory benefits, regardless of how many hours they work in a single week. 

    Would this move better protect part-time workers? How about freelancers? And would extra operational costs place a burden on businesses? 

    After 9:45, we look into ways to cut down accidents involving pedestrians.


    9:05am-9:45am: Protection of part-time workers

    9:05am-9:45am: Roy Ying, Co-Chairperson, Advocacy and Policy Research Committee, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management
    9:05am-9:30am: Lam Chun-sing, Lawmaker, The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions
    9:30am-9:45am: Michael Szeto, Partner, ONC Lawyers 

    9:45am-10:00am: Pedestrian road safety

    9:45am-10:00: Tony Sze, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and road safety researcher

    香港電台第三台

    14/08/2023 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:05 - 10:00)

    14/08/2023 - Protection of part-time workers

    14/08/2023 - Pedestrian road safety