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Too many unknowns still in plan to scrap MPF offset: unionist  Listenfacebook
The Confederation of Trade Unions says the government's shown 'some commitment' to abolish the controversial MPF offsetting mechanism by setting aside HK$15 billion in its new budget for the move. That's substantially more than the HK$7.9 billion the previous administration had planned to use to subsidise employers who're reluctant to stop dipping into their contributions to workers' MPF funds for severance and long-service payments. But unionist Lee Cheuk-yan says without a concrete plan, many key questions remain unanswered. He spoke to RTHK's Richard Pyne:
Local women have ‘more to lose’ by reporting sexual harassment  Listenfacebook
A new survey commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission suggests that local women are likely do nothing if they're sexually harassed at work. Forty-five percent of local women who said they've been harassed told researchers they did nothing; compared to 25 percent of victims who've recently moved here from the mainland. Annemarie Evans asked Ferrick Chu – the EOC's policy, research and training director – why mainland women are more likely to act:
US tariffs plan ‘won’t harm China much’  Listenfacebook
China's steel industry has said US President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports is "stupid". And as stocks around the world plunged on fears of a possible trade war, the foreign ministry warned that global trade would be harmed. Trump is planning to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium. China analyst Mark O'Neill told Annemarie Evans that Beijing will have less to lose from this than many American allies if the plan goes ahead: