Federation of Trade Unions

Dockers' unions upset at unchanged pay offer

Workers held a lunch protest in Central. Photo: David Wong

Contractors' negotiations with pro-government unions bore no fruit yesterday, with one union calling a halt to the meeting as it said the contractors offered "nothing new".

Saturday, 13 April, 2013, 5:36am

Hong Kong dock worker strike muddied by politics

Kwai Tsing dock worker strike is muddied by politics. Photo: Edward Wong

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

Bar-Benders sit-in protest against property developer Cheung Kong in 2007. Photo: Dustin Shum

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

Legco candidates spar over education debate

Frederick Fung Kin-kee of the Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood. Photo: David Wong

“Super seat” candidates sparred over the national education programme on Monday morning, as the plan’s opponents continued to camp outside government headquarters.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

New homes

Do you agree with the Federation of Trade Unions that the government should consider switching flats being built under the My Home Purchase Scheme to the Home Ownership Scheme?

15 Aug 2012 - 1:51am

Tung Chung pays high price for food, union survey finds

Tung Chung residents are feeling the pinch of inflation, spending as much as HK$88.50 at wet markets for food for a meal in July, 6.6 per cent more than the citywide average price in June, a survey has found.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Union wants allowance residency rule scrapped

8 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Union praises 'sincere' bus bosses

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

89pc want HOS scheme revived

Nearly 90 per cent of people are in favour of subsidised homes being built, a survey has found.

A number of government measures were unveiled last week to cool the property market. These included increasing stamp duty on non-luxury flats and banning the resale of unfinished units.

26 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Uncontested by-elections still a win, Eu says

The Civic Party will declare a walkover if rivals do not contest the polls and its candidates are re-elected without ballots being cast, its leader, Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, said yesterday.

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

New alliance planned to seek a consensus on reforms

Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong is planning to form an alliance to 'help the political system move forward', amid the government's ongoing public consultation on constitutional reform.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Union groups top popularity survey

Trade-union groupings are the city's most popular political organisations, according to a survey carried out by the University of Hong Kong.

28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Chamber fears profits tax cut may be blocked

With the Legislative Council to vote on the revenue bill today, the largest business chamber is concerned about a pan-democratic lawmaker's proposal to exclude firms earning more than HK$10 million from a cut in profits tax.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

No pay rise for more than half, poll finds

Sixty-five per cent of workers polled said they were unhappy with the pay increase they had received or expected, a labour union survey shows. Of the 680 workers interviewed between November and last week, the Federation of Trade Unions found 51.8 per cent had not received a pay rise. The average pay rise people had hoped for was 8.4 per cent.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Disaffected bar benders vote to form independent union

Bar benders are setting up a new union to fight for their rights following dissatisfaction with their leaders from the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) during the 36-day strike.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am