A UNION organiser was sacked because he distributed union pamphlets, Tsuen Wan Court heard yesterday. The Labour Department alleged the manager of Wellcome Company Ltd at Kwai Chung container terminal had acted contrary to the Employment Ordinance by discriminating against an employee for taking part in union activities. Warehouse and distribution manager David Kuk Tai-wai was accused of sacking Lui Tat-chee because Mr Lui exercised his right to join in union activities. Represented by Erik Shum, Kuk denied the summons' allegations. Prosecutor Stuart Hau said Mr Lui was a lorry driver for the supermarket company and was also an organiser of the Wellcome Company Ltd Employees' Union when it was established on April 24 last year. On May 5, Mr Lui distributed introductory notes and application forms for the union at the company's Kwai Chung warehouse. Shift manager Ng Chi-ming told Mr Lui not to distribute the pamphlets and an argument ensued, the court heard. Mr Lui was off on sick leave the following day and was sacked on May 7. The court heard that Kuk, acting on behalf of the company, decided to terminate Mr Lui's employment contract. Mr Shum cross-examined Mr Lui at length over the company's contention that he was sacked for using bad language to his superior, Mr Ng. This was contested by Mr Lui. The hearing before Magistrate Peter Line continues.