LEADING unionists appointed yesterday to lead the revamped Employees' Retraining Board vowed to put pressure on the Government for more money. Pro-China unionists Tam Yiu-chung and pro-democracy unionist Lee Cheuk-yan were yesterday named as board chairman and member respectively. They begin their two-year term from next month. Mr Tam, vice-chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions, said: 'I hope the first thing the board will tackle is the funding problem. 'The Government should ensure its support by making a recurrent capital injection to the board.' Since the board was set up in October 1992 it has been funded by a one-off injection of $300 million by the Government and levies paid by employers for permission to import workers under the general labour importation scheme. Mr Lee, chief executive of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said that since the Government announced the general scheme would be phased out and replaced by a supplementary scheme, the source of funding had been in doubt. 'Recurrent capital injection by the Government should be made to ensure quality retraining programmes,' he said. Mr Tam, who was defeated in September's Legislative Council election, fills the post vacated by legislator Samuel Wong Ping-wai. Mr Wong said he had given up the job because he wanted to concentrate on his work as chairman of the Vocational Training Council. Mr Lee said he would continue to be critical of the board's performance. 'The former target of the board was instant achievement. 'It focused only on the number of people attending the courses but not how it could really help redundant people to find work,' he said. He suggested the focus should be placed on improving the quality of the courses. 'To grant the course participants qualification certificates may be helpful to their search for jobs after graduation,' he said. Liberal Party member Leung Kwan-yuen, a Labour Advisory Board member, was appointed vice-chairman.