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  1. Need to Know

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines: the Queen's Pier hunger strikers Three protesters used a five-day hunger strike to highlight their opposition to the planned demolition of Queen's Pier this week, before being removed from the site by police. What was the point of the hunger strike? As well as the additional publicity the hunger strike ...

  2. Chaos as strikers blockade Central

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Lai Ying-kit Workers' protest blocks Queen's Road Metal workers on strike for a fourth day brought traffic in Hong Kong's central business district ... on strike until their demands for higher pay and shorter working hours are met. Hundreds of welders and bar benders from at least 20 construction sites have joined the strike, which began ...

  3. CTU gained ground over rival in strike

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong The Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions may have secured its right to represent bar benders during their 36-day strike, but it has lost support from ... advantage of the hard work done by striking bar benders and the CTU, which organised the strike. Worker Ng Chan-wing said: 'The FTU's bar bending workers' union only provides us ...

  4. Residents urge striking bar benders to move

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong and Anita Lam Residents and business operators in Ho Man Tin have urged striking bar benders to move their protest headquarters somewhere else, amid fears it could cause ... saying the bosses had rejected their proposals on wages and working hours, despite a compromise offer. During the 24-day strike, workers have gathered each day at a construction site in Kau Pui ...

  5. Magical mix of sound and vision

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acclaimed New Zealand percussion group Strike brings its powerful and imaginative show to Hong Kong A high-energy group of percussionists from New Zealand will shake, rattle and roll through Hong Kong as part of a series of entertainment programmes for families that kicks off next month. Strike, a highly acclaimed ensemble of musicians, will be one of the highlights ...

  6. Drivers strike over fuel surcharge

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... More than 500 dump truck drivers held a one-day strike yesterday in an attempt to convince construction contractors to pay them a fuel surcharge of HK$1 per kilometre. Lee Chi-fai, chairman of the Hong Kong Dumper Truck Drivers Association, which called the strike, said it was a warning to the Hong Kong Construction Association - which represents major contractors ...

  7. Cathay compromises, but strike threat stays

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Cathay Pacific flight attendants have kept open the prospect of a strike that may disrupt air traffic during the Christmas peak season although the airline offered a compromise in the row ... Siu-wah said they would not accept any arrangement that required them to pay. She called for flight attendants to join a protest in Central on Thursday to show their dismay. 'A labour strike ...

  8. Cathay hits out after strike threat

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... The airline claimed the threat of strikes and other action would 'alarm' thousands of passengers planning Christmas breaks. It made public a letter sent by Charlie Stewart-Cox, ... on strike were 'irresponsible at any time, but particularly now as it comes at the festive season when many Hong Kong people are looking forward to a year-end break.' The union ...

  9. Asylum seekers on 3-day hunger strike

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Twenty-nine asylum seekers in a Tuen Mun immigration detention centre staged a three-day hunger strike this month to demand their release, sparking renewed calls ... their prolonged detention. They demanded to be released on bail rather than remain in detention for immigration violations. Similar hunger strikes have taken place before at the facility before. ...

  10. Cathay strike threat looms over Christmas

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Cathay Pacific ground staff and cabin crew are considering co-ordinated strike action over Christmas, threatening the holiday plans of thousands of travellers. The workers are at loggerheads with the airline's management over recent changes to the medical benefits scheme. Staff who joined the company after June 1997 now have HK$30 taken out of their pay for each visit ...




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