The head of the main Beijing-friendly union in Hong Kong says the group plans to request a meeting with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to review their co-operation and cement closer ties with his ruling team. Wong Kwok-kin, chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions - one of Mr Tsang's key allies in his re-election campaign - said he also wanted to urge the chief executive to honour his election pledges on labour issues. 'I hope that we can discuss how we can better co-operate in the future. It's also hoped that he will listen more to the views of the labour sector,' the head of the 300,000-strong union said. The group's main channel to the chief executive in the past had been through its president Cheng Yiu-tong, an unofficial member of the Executive Council, but Mr Wong said he hoped more channels could be opened. 'For example, we could have regular contacts with bureau heads and policy secretaries to express our views,' he said. During his re-election campaign, Mr Tsang met FTU members twice. Among the various pledges he made was to increase infrastructure spending to create jobs and enact minimum wage legislation if the voluntary 'wage protection movement' was judged a failure when it came to a final review in October next year. Mr Cheng was one of the leaders of six major pro-government groups who voiced support for Mr Tsang at a final election rally in Wan Chai on March 23. But he insists the group is purely supporting Mr Tsang's policies rather than seeking any political benefits such as having its members appointed as ministers. 'After all, we're not a political party, we're just a union,' he said. As part of celebrations of the group's 60th anniversary next year, the union has offered all existing and new members who pay a membership fee to the union between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2008, free travel and accident insurance worth HK$20,000.