Motor Transport Workers General Union

Transport unions warn against blanket policy on diesel standards

Tang Ka-piu, member of Legislative Council. Photo: SCMP

Transport unions have urged environment officials not to introduce a blanket policy on phasing out old, polluting diesel vehicles and to focus on corporate fleets first.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 5:17am

Cabbies flex muscles as bill on idling engines is introduced

The proposed law to ban idling engines was introduced into the Legislative Council yesterday, 10 years after it was first proposed, as one of the most affected groups - taxi drivers - flexed their muscles in their fight for more exemptions.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Police action blamed for smaller donation

A taxi union has blamed the police for the poor response to its campaign to raise funds for the family of a taxi driver killed in a collision with a truck in Lok Ma Chau three weeks ago.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Rally targets plan to ban idling engines

Drivers of more than 50 taxis, minibuses, tour buses and trucks hit the streets in Central and Wan Chai yesterday to protest against the proposed ban on stationary vehicles keeping their engines running.

7 May 2015 - 3:07pm

Drivers seek help over rising fuel costs

Cut licence fee, scrap diesel tax, says union

People who drive vehicles to earn a living have demanded the government lower the licence fee and abolish the tax on diesel fuel, since its price has increased with the cost of oil.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Bus drivers protest over new pay packages at KMB

6 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

KMB drivers threaten to strike over conditions

Kowloon Motor Bus drivers claim they are earning less than they did six years ago because benefits have been cut. They are threatening to go on strike if the bus operator does not improve their working conditions.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Gas price rise fuels protest call

A union is appealing to taxi and minibus drivers to stage a protest in Central this morning against the rise in the price of liquefied petroleum gas on Wednesday and the new pricing formula.

The Motor Transport Workers General Union, which made the appeal yesterday, estimated that about 100 professional drivers would take part.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Pay dispute bus drivers propose cut in bonus

KMB drivers have proposed taking a reduction in their daily bonuses to increase their basic salaries.

But the pay dispute between KMB and its drivers remained deadlocked last night when unions refused to accept the company's offer of a 7.67 per cent increase in basic salaries.

11 Jun 1996 - 12:00am