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Industrial Workers of the World

A world captivated, for now

Surely the picture of the month was of Chilean miner Mario Sepulveda thumping the air like a two-year-old in jubilation that he was free after 68 days in a dank, dark dungeon almost 700 metres below the Atacama desert.

Saturday, 23 October, 2010, 12:00am

White-collar staff to swell Labour Day marches

Finance and bank staff will swell the ranks of demonstrators at this year's Labour Day rallies, trade unionists are predicting.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Legislation will not succeed in boosting union power, critics say

When Liu Zhaoguang , a truck driver for a state-owned logistics company in Beijing, turned up at work on November 15, he received a notice saying the company had decided not to renew his contract because of a company policy capping the age of truck drivers at 50.

28 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Tighten belt

The Employers' Federation wants a 2.5 per cent pay rise cap next year, because of dimmer economic prospects. Do you agree with trade unions that the same old excuse is being used to force down wages? Write to us.

5 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Public will pay for higher wages, warn builders

Building costs will be pushed to a new high as more workers get higher pay after the bar benders' marathon strike, the Hong Kong Construction Association warned yesterday.

Conrad Wong Tin-cheung, president of the association, said labour accounted for 40 per cent to 60 per cent of construction costs.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Bosses claim strike has been politicised

Resolution of bar benders' dispute delayed by competing unions, contractors say

Contractors have accused labour unions of politicising the bar benders' marathon pay dispute, as striking workers extended their battle to property developers yesterday.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Striking metalworkers rally support

Team visits sites across the city to persuade colleagues to join week-long stoppage

Construction site metalworkers formed a marshalling team yesterday to recruit more workers to join their week-long strike, which has immobilised about 80 projects.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Pay talks collapse after ironworkers storm meeting

More than 1,000 ironworkers will continue a strike until Monday after pay rise negotiations with their employers failed yesterday. The talks collapsed when dozens of workers stormed into the meeting venue.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Shoe-factory workers in police clash

More than 150 shoe-factory workers clashed with Guangzhou police in a violent protest over low salaries and delayed payments.

The workers - most of them women - marched to a Guangzhou freeway on Thursday morning, blocking traffic and demanding government help to recover unpaid salaries, the Information Times reported yesterday.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Writers' workshop to make SAR cultural hub in region

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has launched a new programme to enhance the cultural atmosphere on campus and promote literary creativity in the SAR.

The International Writers' Workshop (IWW), the first of its kind in Asia, aims to make Hong Kong the region's international cultural hub.

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Trade union is urged to ease plight of jobless

But the federation is finding it difficult to act as a medium between workers and the rapidly expanding private sector

Vice-President Zeng Qinghong has told the mainland's only legal union it should concentrate on finding jobs for the unemployed and support people who have fallen into poverty.

23 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Seibu workers demand talks

More than 100 workers at Seibu's Food Hall at Pacific Place threatened to escalate strike action they started on Friday if management did not resume compensation talks. They will lose their jobs after the Food Hall lease expires on Sunday.

15 May 2000 - 12:00am

Construction workers in pay protests

AIRPORT and hotel construction workers demonstrated yesterday over pay issues.

About 100 airport staff of Zen Pacific Construction managed to temporarily reverse a company decision to cut wages by 30 per cent after protesting outside the terminal building yesterday.

4 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Staff on two-thirds pay replace rebels

Apple Shop is replacing sales staff who protested against pay cuts with new employees hired for $5,400 - just 63 per cent of what the rebel staff earned, workers said yesterday.

'They even boast that the new employees are very good,' said one shop manager asked by the company to interview new workers before she was sacked.

3 Sep 1998 - 12:00am


The jobless rate in the retail chain and department store sectors has hit 20 per cent, a new survey shows. This compares with the overall 4.5 per cent unemployment figure - the highest in 15 years.

The Hong Kong Department Stores and Commercial Staff General Union interviewed 365 members and found up to 20 per cent were without a job.

3 Aug 1998 - 12:00am