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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729136/unions-push-bigger-pay-rises
  2. Union plans for pay row protest

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A union is trying to drum up support for a plan to boycott fast food giant Cafe de Coral as a protest against a new wage structure that it says denies money to staff by using ... General Union, said they would also stage a protest at the chain's headquarters in Fo Tan on Friday, when they would hand in a boycott statement. The company said last month it would offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729301/union-plans-pay-row-protest
  3. Mainland carmakers unlikely to feel effects of union action

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and representative unions in the future. But some sectors are better positioned than others to meet those demands. The vehicle industry, where the value-added is high, sits towards the top end of the food ... General Motors, a union settlement alone equalled 4.6 per cent of the firm's cost of sales during the second half of last year (separate figures on staff wages were not available). In the US, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717234/mainland-carmakers-unlikely-feel-effects-union-action
  4. Employees of HSBC, TVB inform unions of 'impending layoffs'

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... The Confederation of Trade Unions received four calls from employees of TVB's engineering department yesterday, claiming that a third of their team - or about 100 people - would be laid off on Monday or Tuesday, the union's organising secretary Ng Koon-kwan said. Separately, the Banking Employees Association - which is affiliated to the Federation of Trade Unions - said it had received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679475/employees-hsbc-tvb-inform-unions-impending-layoffs
  5. Unions condemn 'ruthless' TVB as broadcaster lays off 110 staff

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Frederick Yeung and Agnes Lam Television Broadcasts, the city's biggest terrestrial broadcaster, is to lay off 110 staff while creating 200 positions for new businesses such as movie production and internet media in a reallocation of resources. The T ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680902/unions-condemn-ruthless-tvb-broadcaster-lays-110-staff
  6. Talk to us or we act, union warns PCCW

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... PCCW staff have threatened to take industrial action next week if the management refuses to have direct talks with union and worker representatives over plans for pay cuts and layoffs by Tuesday. In an open letter to PCCW managing director Alex Arena, the PCCW Employees General Union, a member union of the Federation of Trade Unions, said it was very disappointed that the company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671349/talk-us-or-we-act-union-warns-pccw
  7. PCCW unpaid leave offer splits unions

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Two PCCW staff unions are divided about whether to accept the telecoms giant's latest unpaid leave proposal. An affiliate of the Federation of Trade Unions, the PCCW Employees General Union, said it had reluctantly accepted the proposal. But Pacific Century Cyberworks Staff Association, another confederation affiliate, said it would not accept ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671952/pccw-unpaid-leave-offer-splits-unions
  8. Union warns PCCW: talk to us or we act

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong PCCW staff have threatened to take industrial action next week if the management refuses to have direct talks with union and worker representatives over plans for pay cuts and layoffs by Tuesday. In an open letter to PCCW managing director Alex Arena, the PCCW Employees General Union, a member union of the Federation of Trade Unions, said it was very disappointed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671379/union-warns-pccw-talk-us-or-we-act
  9. Unions set for new talks after PCCW work-to-rule

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam PCCW will introduce a new costcutting proposal at a staff meeting today, employees' unions at the telecoms giant said yesterday. The meeting between the management ... of unpaid leave by the company. Pacific Century Cyberworks Staff Association, an affiliate of the Confederation of Trade Unions, which called on employees to dress in black and to refuse to work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671098/unions-set-new-talks-after-pccw-work-rule
  10. PCCW unions threaten action against unpaid leave proposal

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... advice on the company's unpaid leave plan, because it involves changing the terms in our contracts.' The association, an affiliate of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said it would resist any proposal leading to wage cuts. 'We might mobilise all our members to take industrial action, including a strike,' Mr Ip said. Another workers' union of the telecoms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670413/pccw-unions-threaten-action-against-unpaid-leave-proposal

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