Members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other medical workers hold placards during a strike at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7. Photo: AFP Members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other medical workers hold placards during a strike at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7. Photo: AFP
Members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other medical workers hold placards during a strike at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7. Photo: AFP
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong’s medical workers on strike could have been left with a bitter pill to swallow

  • Strikes are legal under a restricted definition which the agitating medical workers could have breached. They should not pave the way for the chief executive to declare a public emergency to deal with the new coronavirus

Members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other medical workers hold placards during a strike at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7. Photo: AFP Members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other medical workers hold placards during a strike at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7. Photo: AFP
Members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other medical workers hold placards during a strike at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7. Photo: AFP
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Regina Ip

Regina Ip

Regina Ip served as Hong Kong's secretary for security from 1998 to 2003. After three years’ studies in the US, she returned to Hong Kong with a view to improving Hong Kong’s governance. She is now chairperson of New People’s Party and a legislator elected on Hong Kong Island.