The Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) is preparing to extend for another year picketing at all construction sites that pay less than HK$900 a day to ironworkers.Monday, 3 September, 2007, 12:00am
Bar benders who have not registered as construction workers would not have been allowed to work today even if pay talks had ended in their favour.1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Hundreds of striking bar benders will not be allowed to work on construction sites next month - not because of their protest, but because of a new ordinance that requires construction workers to be registered.
'About 700 ironworkers have registered, but 400 to 500 are still unregistered,' Construction Site Workers' General Union spokesman Ng Koon-kwan said yesterday.26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Academics and students join rally
Ironworkers' wage battle grew in momentum yesterday as supporters from the wider community - including academics, social workers and students - took to the streets in a rally to mark the 12th day of their strike.20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Some striking ironworkers are borrowing money in preparation for a marathon campaign against their bosses.
Ng Chan-wai, 50, who has four children aged between eight and 13, said he had already borrowed more than HK$20,000 from friends so he could afford to join the strike.16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Three unionists helping ironworkers in their fight for a pay rise were arrested last night for instigating an illegal assembly.
Ng Koon-kwan and Mung Siu-tat, of the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU), and Mak Tak-ching, of the Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre, were arrested after helping to organise a protest for the striking workers.11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am