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  1. Cathay union 'fatally weakened' by strike setback

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A former leader of Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union (FAU) claims the group has been 'damaged beyond repair' after backing down on its work-to-rule threat amid a dispute over pay increases. Becky Kwan Siu-wa, who led the union for 16 years and was vice-chairwoman for two years until her retirement in the summer, said the FAU leadership let its 6,000 ...

  2. Union grouping urges 7pc pay rise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The Confederation of Trade Unions found 65 per cent of the 350 workers it interviewed by telephone had wages frozen last year. The remainder had an average pay rise of about 2.7 per cent, outpaced by the November inflation rate of 2.9 per cent. The group urges a 7 per cent pay increase this year, allowing workers to share the fruits of economic development. ...

  3. Unions push for bigger pay rises

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Unions are pressing for larger pay rises in the coming year after a study found profits at some of the city's key employers increased sixfold in the first six months from a year ago. The Confederation of Trade Unions and a dozen of its affiliates, including cabin crew and pilots from Cathay Pacific, demanded a 7 per cent pay rise - more than double the 2.5 to 3.5 per cent proposed ...

  4. Unions slam 'most caring' award made to Cathay

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The four main unions representing pilots and flight attendants have written to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to protest at Cathay Pacific being named one of Hong Kong's most ... praise in its citation for its 'continual and sustainable total commitment in caring for the well-being of employees'. In their letter to Tsang, the unions accuse the airline of age-, ...

  5. Bus drivers shelve union action and accept wage increase

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Bus drivers at KMB and Long Win shelved plans for union action after reaching an agreement with the companies last night on a pay rise. Drivers at Citybus and New World First Bus also reached a separate deal with their respective companies. Kowloon Motor Bus drivers' union leader Chung Kin-wah, who also represents Long Win Bus workers, said members would accept ...

  6. Unions call for 5pc pay rise after dismal year

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Trade unions have called for pay rises of at least 5 per cent after a survey showed workers' salaries had increased by only 0.2 per cent this year while company ... Unions. The CTU recently surveyed 419 workers who earned an average of HK$10,000 a month. It found that more than 80 per cent had had their salaries frozen this year because of the financial ...

  7. Bus unions seek help in pay row

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Bus unions have demanded the government help to break a deadlock in talks with bosses over pay rises. Representatives of the four unions, which are under the Motor Transport Workers General Union, met labour officials at the Labour Department's offices in Central yesterday. The dispute involves Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus, Citybus and Long Win Bus. ...

  8. Cathay union seeks staff views on strike

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... The Cathay Pacific flight attendants' union is polling members about whether to take industrial action if the airline refuses to drop its new medical scheme. The union will stage ... Kong-based staff and their families. But the union said it would not accept any arrangement that required staff to pay. Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union chairwoman Becky Kwan Siu-wah ...

  9. Dragonair union attacks medical rule

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... New cabin crew staff have to disclose health data on demand Dragonair's cabin crew union has attacked the airline over what it says is an unfair employment clause that requires staff to disclose their medical records on demand. The union told a forum that new staff had been bound by the requirement since last year. It comes a month after Cathay Pacific Airways was convicted ...

  10. Union can do better on work safety, says premier

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... The mainland's only authorised trade union belongs to the workers and it will play a bigger role in monitoring workplace safety, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. Asked when Beijing would allow free unions organised by workers, Mr Wen said: 'In China, workers have their own organisation and it is not organised by employers.' The state-run All China Federation ...




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