TheWorking Conditions in
Wong Man Yee 07010257
Xin Yuchen 07051468
 Case Studies:
Hong Kong: Café de Coral
Germany: Deutsche Bahn
 The Role of Government
 The Role of Employers
 The Rol...
•one of the biggest fast food chain in Hong Kong
•Hourly wage rise by HKD 2 – HKD 5
•Forfeit of 45-minute paid meal breaks...
 October 26th, 2010.
 1,700 railway staffs,organized by the industry unions
Transnet and German Railway Civil Servants a...
GERMANY
 Main Goal: “policy of full
employment“
(“Vollbeschäftigung“)
 Duty: to control the rate of
unemployment of the
...
GERMANY
 Collective Decision
 three major groups formed
by the employers:
 BDI: Federation of German Industry
 BDA:Con...
Germany Hong Kong
Participation rate of workers high low
Negotiation power high low
Coverage of the benefits Whole sector
...
Termination of Employment
Germany Hong Kong
Employer obliged to consult
the works council before
every case of dismissal
...
Germany:
Government: Policy of Full Employment
Employers & Employees:
Collective Agreement,
Codetermination,
Participation...
Germany:
Government: Policy of Full Employment
Employers & Employees:
Collective Agreement,
Codetermination,
Participation...
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  1. 1. TheWorking Conditions in Wong Man Yee 07010257 Xin Yuchen 07051468
  2. 2.  Case Studies: Hong Kong: Café de Coral Germany: Deutsche Bahn  The Role of Government  The Role of Employers  The Role of Employees  Comparison and Conclusion Wong Man Yee 07010257
  3. 3. •one of the biggest fast food chain in Hong Kong •Hourly wage rise by HKD 2 – HKD 5 •Forfeit of 45-minute paid meal breaks •Café de Coral new pay scale crucial for the new minimum wage law •Public immoral act •Boycott •Measure withdrawn
  4. 4.  October 26th, 2010.  1,700 railway staffs,organized by the industry unions Transnet and German Railway Civil Servants and Trainees (GDBA)  union TRANSNET: striking for a wage agreement for the whole sector  Deutsche Bahn: these strikes are inappropriate  The unions ended the strike Xin Yuchen 07051468
  5. 5. GERMANY  Main Goal: “policy of full employment“ (“Vollbeschäftigung“)  Duty: to control the rate of unemployment of the working population under 1 %  The Federal Labour Court HONG KONG  Main Goal: to enhance the economic development  Duty: to address the manpower needs of the business sector, foster employment, protect labour rights through legislation  The Labour and Welfare Bureau Xin Yuchen 07051468
  6. 6. GERMANY  Collective Decision  three major groups formed by the employers:  BDI: Federation of German Industry  BDA:Confederation of German Employers  DIHK: Federation of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce HONG KONG  Individual Decision  the employers adjust and determine the wages and the other welfares of the employees individually according to the economic conditions  no collective groups of employers to deal with the labour unions Xin Yuchen 07051468
  7. 7. Germany Hong Kong Participation rate of workers high low Negotiation power high low Coverage of the benefits Whole sector (collective benefits) Usually company-oriented Major labor unions The German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) -Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) -The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) Works council In medium size and big enterprises Very rare Co-determination at managerial level For example in joint stock companies (AG), limited partnerships on shares (KGaA), limited companies (GmbH) Very rare Wong Man Yee 07010257
  8. 8. Termination of Employment Germany Hong Kong Employer obliged to consult the works council before every case of dismissal Termination without proper hearing of the works council is ineffective Termination should be socially justified Power of decision lies with the employers. Wong Man Yee 07010257
  9. 9. Germany: Government: Policy of Full Employment Employers & Employees: Collective Agreement, Codetermination, Participation of Employees Hong Kong Government: Give the Authority to the Markt Employers & Employees: Individual Decisions Flexibility Xin Yuchen 07051468
  10. 10. Germany: Government: Policy of Full Employment Employers & Employees: Collective Agreement, Codetermination, Participation of Employees Hong Kong Government: Give the Authority to the Markt Employers & Employees: Individual Decisions Flexibility Xin Yuchen 07051468
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