Government workers march to demand civil service contracts About 50 government workers took to the streets yesterday to demand civil service contracts. The gardeners, pest-control officers and cleaners said they received lower wages and fewer benefits than civil servants doing the same work. They marched from Chater Garden to the Central Government Offices on Lower Albert Road. Leung Ching-shan, of the Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre, said some of the workers faced unemployment when their posts were outsourced or assigned to civil servants. A government spokesman said: 'It is established policy that we should use private sector services where appropriate ... limiting the size of the civil service.' Legislator questions Tsang's sincerity over electoral reform Independent legislator Kwok Ka-ki accused Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen of being insincere in consulting people on universal suffrage. The Legco medical representative said the public consultation on universal suffrage had been low-key compared to the consultation on the West Kowloon Cultural District project. A government spokesman said the issuing of the green paper 11 days after Mr Tsang was sworn into office showed his commitment to deal with universal suffrage. Airport's ascent furthered by boom in cargo The Airport Authority reported the strongest growth this year in cargo volume with a 10.5 per cent year-on-year increase last month. Cargo volumes reached 324,000 tonnes last month. CEO Stanley Hui Hon-chung said the fact that cargo volumes had increased for five consecutive months signalled sustainable growth. In August, passenger numbers also rose by 8.2 per cent to 4.42 million. Meanwhile, British consultancy Skytrax named Chek Lap Kok its airport of the year after polling 8 million travellers. SmartTravelAsia.com picked the airport as its favourite for the second consecutive year.