Watsons Water

Hutchison Whampoa is a Fortune 500 company and one of Hong Kong’s largest listed companies. It is 49.97 per cent owned by the Cheung Kong Group, a property company. Hutchison’s origins date back to two companies founded in the 19th century – Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock, established in 1863 by British merchant John Duflon Hutchison, and Hutchison International in 1877. In 1977, Hutchison became Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. Its operations include ports, with operations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, property and hotels, retailing through AS Watson & Co, PARKnSHOP supermarkets, Fortress electrical appliance stores, telecommunications through Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. It is also involved in infrastructure through its infrastructure arm, Cheung Kong Infrastructure, and has an interest in Hongkong Electric Holdings (HEH), the sole electricity supplier to Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. Hutchison is also a major shareholder of Husky Energy, one of Canada’s largest energy and energy related companies. It is headed by Li Ka-shing, Asia’s wealthiest man, who has been nicknamed “Superman” because of his investment prowess. 

Self-employment offer angers Watsons Water delivery workers

Watsons employees protesting outside the company in Tai Po yesterday. Photo: Paul Yeung

The union representing Watsons Water delivery workers says it will consider strike action if the company does not withdraw a plan which workers fear will mean they lose more than they gain in the long run.

Tuesday, 1 January, 2013, 4:20am

Watsons workers call off strike and resume duties

Watsons Water delivery workers ended a two-and-a-half-day strike yesterday after the company promised to address manpower shortages and an increase in outsourcing - which the union described as the 'core issues' behind the strike.

After a one-hour meeting with the management in the morning, the strikers ended their sit-in at 3pm, and resumed their duties.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

C.Y.'s restructuring plan runs out of time

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's hope of getting his government restructuring proposal through the Legislative Council before its term ends died when the finance committee failed to discuss an application for funding for the changes at its last meeting yesterday, meaning it cannot be passed before Legco rises on Tuesday.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Watsons Water staff to strike

About 300 truck drivers and delivery assistants from Watsons Water planned to stage a strike at the Tai Po plant at 8am today - if the No 8 signal was not in force, a Confederation of Trade Unions official said.

5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Scouts' ecological artwork

More than 3,500 local scouts used recyclable plastic bottles to create artwork representing the spirit of the scouting fraternity last week.

The event marked the 95th anniversary of the Scout Association of Hong Kong and the centenary of international scouting.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Rainbow hopes to break 40m barrier

Name: Rainbow Woo Wing-tung

School: Diocesan Girls' School

Grade: Form Three

Sport: Athletics (javelin)

Achievements: Rainbow is the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association's top-ranked women's javelin thrower.

27 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Win tickets and rackets

The Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association, the Watsons Water Champions Challenge, the Hong Kong Tennis Association and Young Post are offering cool prizes in the 'Best Tennis Doubles Team' competition.

2 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Win tickets and rackets

The Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association, the Watsons Water Champions Challenge, the Hong Kong Tennis Association and Young Post are offering cool prizes in the 'Best Tennis Doubles Team' competition.

1 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Win tickets and rackets

The Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association, the Watsons Water Champions Challenge, the Hong Kong Tennis Association and Young Post are offering cool prizes in the 'Best Tennis Doubles Team' competition.

23 Dec 2003 - 12:00am