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Collective Bargaining

Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

Eco-friendly policies are feasible

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:08am

CY Leung rejects collective bargaining as union tool

A collective bargaining law would not help the working class if the economy did not look good, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. He was replying to unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan's query in the Legislative Council's question-and-answer session.

10 May 2013 - 5:58am

Union power

North Korea calls itself the workers' paradise, despite a near-bankrupt economy and chronic difficulty feeding its people. These days, however, the title should go to South Korea.

After struggling for more than 10 years, labour unions have secured higher pay and better conditions that allow workers to live comfortably in ways that were unimaginable before.

22 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Collective bargaining must be voluntary

I refer to your editorial headlined 'Collective bargaining' (South China Morning Post December 23), and would like to set out the HKSAR Government's position on the matter.

The Government has applied International Labour Convention No 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining ('the convention') since 1975.

28 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Collective bargaining

It is no secret that the SAR Government has set its face firmly against the idea of collective bargaining.

23 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Labour law

By acting in haste to scrap the labour laws passed by the dismissed pre-handover legislature, the SAR Government may very well have reason to repent at leisure.

27 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Pager workers face pay cut or termination

About 60 paging workers have refused to accept a proposal to cut their pay by up to 40 per cent, ignoring the threat of the sack.

The Chevalier staff were told on October 15 that pay would be cut by $3,000 to $4,000 a month and they would be sacked if they did not agree by last Friday.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Andrew Cheng's turn in ritual defeat of quixotic democrats

Come let us doff our hats to the Don and Dona Quixotes of the Legislative Council, (read: democrats, small d), those men and women of towering principle, who elect martyrdom each week in defence of lost causes.

Certain in the knowledge of defeat in the battle at hand, but firm in the irrational hope of winning the war, they laugh at overwhelming odds.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Collective method drives hard bargain

HOW can employees safeguard their rights in an atmosphere of fear and cost-cutting? Unionists say collective bargaining is one solution.

They cite the Apple Shop case, in which the company initially took a 'take-it-or-leave-it' approach in asking staff to accept a pay cut of up to 20 per cent, as an example of how aggressive tactics can put pressure on staff.

13 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Rethink over bill scrutiny

Scrutiny of the controversial government bill which seeks to repeal two and amend one of the three labour laws passed by the ousted legislative council has been completed hurriedly without major changes.

24 Oct 1997 - 12:00am