Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions

DAB fares best, taking 13 seats, thanks for vote-splitting tactic

Chan Han-pan hugs party chairman Tam Yiu-chung at AsiaWorld-Expo after winning his New Territories West seat. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong was the biggest winner in the election, clinching 13 seats.

Tuesday, 11 September, 2012, 2:04pm

Trade union stalwart joins battle for a 'super seat'

The battle for the five Legco 'super seats' in September's election is heating up, with a heavyweight of the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions joining the fray last night.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

FTU may shun offer of cabinet posts

The city's largest labour organisation may not take any leading posts in the new government despite giving Leung Chun-ying all its 60 Election Committee votes, a veteran union leader says.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Two things were clear the moment he walked in: this was a very big deal, and this was a very unsavoury character

A former U.S. official on the attempt in Chengdu by Wang Lijun (above) to obtain asylum

People are in shock and ... scared of what's going to happen. They want reassurance that this is real, this is happening

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

DAB to screen members for Leung's new cabinet

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, a party of Beijing loyalists, will screen for potential cabinet members among its ranks for the incoming administration.

The announcement came on Sunday as chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying met members of the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU).

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The inside track

1. One of the giant-killers in the election was Liberal rookie Joseph Chan Holim, who defeated Civic Party star lawmaker Tanya Chan in The Peak constituency in Central and Western district.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing loyalist critical of policy reversals

A leading Beijing loyalist yesterday criticised the government for its repeated policy reversals, which he said made it hard for allies to lend their support.

Executive councillor Cheng Yiu-tong, president of the Federation of Trade Unions, said the government failed to build sufficient trust with its political allies and did not do enough to consult them on key policies.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Exco member calls for revised chief executive role

An executive councillor has called for a rethink on whether future leaders of Hong Kong can belong to political parties and argued for an increase in the number of political appointees to improve the way the city is governed.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Animal cruelty case man's death treated as murder

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Exco member condemns 'heartless' bosses

Exco member Cheng Yiu-tong says employers who avoid paying workers for their meal hours should be condemned. 'They are using every means to exploit employees. Citizens find this heartless,' he said. Cheng, president of the Federation of Trade Unions, urged the government yesterday to legislate to protect workers' rights.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Migrant influx won't hit job market

The expected influx of adult mainland children in April would not exert pressure on the city's employment and welfare, the secretary for labour and welfare said.

Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said these children with a Hong Kong parent would use the 150-a-day quota entry under the existing one-way permit system and so would not affect the city's employment market.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

DAB says timing not right for 2023 hosting bid

6 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Family paint personal portrait of artist at memorial show

Ma Jir-bo left behind a number of self-portraits from his 38-year career in art. But the most revealing character study of an artist sometimes comes from those around him.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Veteran unionist urged to stand for new seat

A heavyweight from the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions is being lobbied by colleagues to stand for one of the new functional constituency seats that will be returned through the votes of 3.2 million electors in the 2012 elections.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Legco presses labour minister on lack of collective bargaining in HK

Hong Kong workers may be paid more than mainland counterparts - who are taking action ranging from strikes to suicide to improve their lot - but labour rights are no better here because there is no collective bargaining, a unionist lawmaker says.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am