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  • Oct 26, 2014
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Ironworker

Union vows to fight on

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

Unregistered ironworkers can't work

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

Rule may bar strikers' eventual return to work

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

Support grows for workers in pay battle

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

Cash-strapped workers brace for 'long war'

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

Unionists arrested after organising protest for ironworkers

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