The highly anticipated six-parter 'Black Bird' is premiering this Friday on Apple TV+. Inspired by actual events, a high school football hero is sentenced to 10 years in prison, where he is given the choice... of a lifetime! Here Alyson Hau is chatting to stars Sepideh Moafi and Greg Kinnear. Join her 'BackStage' in the Common Room (9.05pm to 10pm every weekday) this week, as she meets other members of the cast and crew of this riveting new drama.
On Wednesday’s Money Talk, Peter Lewis will be joined by Asian Fund Management Industry Consultant, Stewart Aldcroft, Pete Sweeney, Asia Editor at Reuters Breakingviews and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
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On Wednesday’s Backchat: we will look at civil servants’ pay rise and the case for a shorter work week, after a local company kicked off a trial four-and-a-half-day work week this summer.
The government proposed an across-the-board pay rise of 2.5 percent for all civil servants. It fell short of recommendations put forth by the Pay Trend Survey Committee, which had suggested a pay hike of up to 7.26 percent for senior staff, 4.55 percent and 2.04 percent for middle-ranking and junior workers.
Secretary for the Civil Service, Ingrid Yeung, said the decision was made after taking into account factors including the economy, cost of living, the government’s fiscal position, staff morale, pay trends in the private market and views from workers.
Meanwhile, Between July and September, New World Group is giving workers at several of its units half a Friday off, without cutting their pay.
On top of that, these employees can also work remotely for one day each week. In a statement, the company said these are part of its family-friendly measures, and it hopes they will improve their workers' well-being.
So will this help boost employee motivation? Will it increase productivity? And will a shorter work week be a new trend in Hong Kong?
After 9:15am, we'll look at a new clinical trial by Sinovac Biotech, of its Omicron-specific inactivated vaccine.
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Take a trip back in time with Peter King, every weekday evening from 10pm until 1am, in "Pete's Magical Mystery Tour", here on Radio 3. He'll give you the first two hours of pop gold from the 1960s and 1970s, and then after 12 you can go with him on a 'Sentimental Journey' for an hour of music from a different era. An era of the big bands, classic ballads, wonderful cinema, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Glenn Miller, and some of the greatest love stories ever told in music.
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