Retained Firefighter

1,500 firefighters protest for shorter working week

More than 1,500 off-duty firefighters took to the streets yesterday to fight for a cut in their working hours in what their union said was one of the biggest protests of its kind in 10 years.

Wednesday, 2 May, 2012, 12:00am

Work-to-rule wrong way to settle dispute

Hong Kong's firefighters have earned great public respect. Not only do they work long and irregular hours, their job is also the most physically demanding and dangerous among the disciplined services. Over the years, some have died while saving lives in deadly blazes. The tragedies are sad reminders of the force's dedication to protecting public safety.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Firefighters ready for three-day slowdown

Firefighters will begin a three-day work slowdown tomorrow to protest against a breakdown in labour negotiations over a long-sought cut in their working hours.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Firefighters refuse cut in hours

Despite a long campaign for shorter working hours, firefighters voted against a government proposal to cut their night shifts, saying the move would endanger the public.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Firefighters urge shorter shifts, may stage protest

Angry firefighters have warned they might stage a protest if the government fails to address a long-standing demand that their work week be reduced from 54 hours to 48.

A union meeting of more than 1,000 off-duty firefighters in Wan Chai yesterday pledged to fight for reduced hours. Another meeting will be held in Kowloon Tong today.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am