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Education lawmaker welcomes reprieve for teachers  Listenfacebook
Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen has welcomed a plan by Carrie Lam to save surplus teachers at government schools from being sacked for two years. The Chief Executive said because of falling student numbers, there'll be too many teachers at 11 schools in the next academic year. But they can apply to keep their jobs until 2019. Mr Ip told RTHK's Annemarie Evans that this move will provide some much-needed stability to the schools, and and buy the teachers more time for student numbers to rise again:
EOC urges NGOs to set up policies against harassment  Listenfacebook
The Equal Opportunities Commission is warning that the social welfare sector isn't doing enough to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The watchdog says a survey of more than 50 NGOs found the majority have taken insufficient measures -- or no measures at all -- to prevent unwanted advances. Around half also lack a written statement outlining how complaints of sexual harassment will be dealt with. The watchdog's Director of Policy, Research and Training, Ferrick Chu told Richard Pyne that the Commission will give NGOs the help they need to draw up a formal policy:
India tightens security after attack on Hindu pilgrims  Listenfacebook
Indian leaders and Kashmiri separatists have united to condemn an attack on a bus that killed seven Hindu pilgrims and threatened to exacerbate tensions in the country's only Muslim-majority state. Six women and a man died when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Hindus on the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave revered as the abode of the god Shiva. It was the worst such attack in Indian-administered Kashmir since 2000. Our Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan told Annemarie Evans how authorities are dealing with the attack: