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Trade Union

Dockers' strike falls flat over unions' lack of unity

As the strike drags on at Kwai Tsing, it appears the dockers are struggling to get union support for their fight for more pay - revealing the fractured state of the city's two key labour rights groups.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 5:21am 1 comment

Outrage over right-to-work laws

Republican lawmakers have passed union-curbing "right-to-work" laws in Michigan, prompting a rowdy protest at the capitol and outrage in a state seen as the heart of the US labour movement.

The two measures will weaken unions by allowing public and private sector workers to get the same wages and benefits negotiated by unions for their members, even if they refuse to pay any dues.

13 Dec 2012 - 5:19am

New homes

Do you agree with the Federation of Trade Unions that the government should consider switching flats being built under the My Home Purchase Scheme to the Home Ownership Scheme?

15 Aug 2012 - 1:51am

Teachers' union says it's hard to recruit young blood

The leaders of Hong Kong's largest teachers' union say it is hard to recruit young people, sparking concerns about future succession problems.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Unequal growth path dehumanises workers

Tens of thousands of people around the world are taking to the streets today to mark May 1. What else is new? Well, plenty. The continuing economic crisis is hitting workers hardest. It also highlights how policies of the past decades have downgraded the meaning of decent work.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

MTR unions threaten action over pay

Unions have threatened industrial action if the MTR Corporation refuses to meet their demand for a 7 per cent pay rise.

Workers at the company are to receive performance-based pay rises ranging from 4.5 to 6.8 per cent from this month, it was announced yesterday. In addition, most workers will get bonuses equal to about a month's salary.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am