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Confederation of Trade Unions

May Day marches draw thousands with Hong Kong dock strikers leading the charge

Truck drivers, domestic helpers, striking dockers - they came from different walks of life, but the thousands of people who joined yesterday's two Labour Day marches were united in their demand for better working conditions.

Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 7:29am

Dock contractor Everbest sweetens pay offer

Tensions over a dockers' strike went down a notch yesterday as one of their contractor employers made several concessions, but no consensus has been reached yet. Organisers of the walkout would not intensify their industrial action for now, because contractor Everbest Port Services had demonstrated sincerity, said strike leader Stanley Ho Wai-hong, of the Confederation of Trade Unions.

17 Apr 2013 - 4:28am

Hong Kong dock worker strike muddied by politics

The strike by dock workers at Kwai Tsing has caught international attention, as much for its impact on the region's container traffic as the rarity of such a long-running labour dispute in Hong Kong's free market economy.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am 2 comments

Dockers' strike falls flat over unions' lack of unity

As the strike drags on at Kwai Tsing, it appears the dockers are struggling to get union support for their fight for more pay - revealing the fractured state of the city's two key labour rights groups.

8 Apr 2013 - 5:21am 1 comment

Union plea for sacked driving instructors falls on deaf ears

Two sacked driving instructors will not be rehired by the Hong Kong School of Motoring because the company says it "cannot co-operate with them", according to a union leader who interceded on the duo's behalf yesterday.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:32am

Cathay Pacific cabin staff reflect the city's ethos

Hong Kong people admire those who stand up for themselves. There is plenty of admiration for anyone clever enough to get the best out of a negotiation and strive for a better standard of living. But when these attributes are applied to members of labour unions, somehow a completely different view is taken.

22 Dec 2012 - 1:57am 4 comments

Union grouping urges 7pc pay rise

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 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

14 welfare groups to hand out rice

Fourteen welfare organisations, responding to the rising demand on food banks, will distribute 7.5 tonnes of rice to the needy in a joint initiative this week.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Staff say longer hours mean poorer service

About 80 per cent of contract staff at public libraries said manpower shortages would reduce the quality of service when opening hours are extended next month, a Confederation of Trade Unions' poll found. Some 98 per cent of the 181 workers said more positions should be opened on civil service terms, with 90 per cent saying working on contract terms did not offer job security.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Paltry rises of low-paid wiped out by inflation

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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