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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Flight attendants prepare for strike after talks with United break down

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... United Airlines flight attendants are preparing for possible strike action after talks with the American carrier's management failed to reach agreement on better pay, health care and other benefits. 'Our flight attendants have told us they have had enough. When we talk of a strike at the Association of Flight Attendants, we have our own way of doing it. It could be one ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 another demonstration tomorrow against the plan, which requires staff t ...

  8. Strike talks revolve around HK$20

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Lillian Goh The 35-day strike by bar benders might be resolved this week as the difference between workers' pay demands and contractors' offers had narrowed ... be finally reached in the coming negotiation,' he said. The Confederation of Trade Unions will hold a meeting today with striking bar benders outside a construction site at Yeung Uk Road ...

  9. Ironworkers and bosses in talks to end strike

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Klaudia Lee Government mediates in bar benders' dispute Talks resumed last night in an attempt to break a deadlock in the bar benders' strike that has brought ... enter the 16th day of their strike- will each receive HK$300 from an emergency fund. The fund, which was set up by the Confederations of Trade Unions (CTU) on Monday, has raised more than ...

  10. Talks between contractors and striking bar benders delayed again

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Chong

    ... Anita Lam and Dennis Chong Negotiations between striking bar benders and employers to end a three-week strike were delayed for a second time when contractors postponed a union's call ... Cheung Kin-chung said he hoped the talks would be an important step in resolving the strike. The Bar Bending Contractors Association said a daily wage of HK$850 marked an increase of 9.5 per ...




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