Kowloon Motor Bus

Workers on the war path

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 July, 2008, 12:00am

Watsons

Some 300 to 400 Watsons, Sunkist and Mr Juicy transport workers on strike.

Demands Combined 6 per cent rise in base salary and commission, formal system for communicating with the company, better system of calculating commissions.

Result As yet unknown

Bus drivers

Kowloon Motor Bus, Citybus and New World First Bus staff unions spoke to the companies; 100 KMB drivers went on strike; 30 New World First Bus drivers demanded a wage increase at the Labour Department; 100 bus drivers submitted demands to the Transport and Housing Bureau; Motor Transport Workers General Union representatives met Labour Department officials

Demands 7 per cent pay rise

Result All companies agreed to 3.5 per cent pay rise

Vitasoy

200 transport workers went on strike

Demands Combined 6 per cent rise in base salary and commission, rehiring of a worker fired by Vitasoy, better communication between management and workers, elimination of unpaid overtime work, adherence to employment contracts.

Result A base salary rise of 4.5 per cent