Labour Movement

Blue collar workers, Frontline civil servants and outsourcing workers of FEHD request paid meal break

(Public declaration letter in Chinese only)  

Mobilization beats back wage cutting at Hong Kong’s fast food giant – wages raised!

Source: The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) 09-11-2010 A vigorous union mobilization against the abolition of paid meal breaks at Café de Coral has forced the company to retreat within days after the new pay policy was imposed.

Hong Kong Workers Carnival 2010

The first workers carnival in Hong Kong with exhibitions, booth games, drama and performance, highlighting the contribution of Hong Kong workers. It is the flagship event of 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. Date: 24-25/10/2010Time: 12:00 - 9:30pm (24/10)         10:00am - 5:00pm (25/10)Venue: Mong Kok Macpherson Playgrouds For more details, please go to: http://www.hkctu.org.hk/20anniversary/index.html

Foreign maids in HK excluded in minimum wage law

INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—The Legislative Council of Hong Kong has voted to exclude an estimated 240,000 foreign workers from its Statutory Minimum Wage law, it was learned over the weekend. In a statement, Dolores Balladares, spokesperson of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body, said this decision makes “slavery, marginalization, poverty, and discrimination” legal in the former British colony. Balladares’s organization, which includes Indonesians, Filipinos, and other Asians, has been at the forefront of pushing for a legislated minimum wage for all workers in Hong Kong, locals and migrants alike.

"An Apology Letter to Tiananmen Mothers" ---written by a group of FEHD staff who cannot forget

"An Apology Letter to Tiananmen Mothers" ---written by a group of FEHD staff who cannot forget  

Hong Kong debates minimum wages

Source :BusinessWorld Online HONG KONG -- Yan starts work every afternoon cleaning clams and washing minced garlic before the hungry crowds descend on her employer’s popular Hong Kong seafood restaurant.

Hong Kong May Day March

Migrant workers, trade unionists and students were among those who joined in with the international celebration of May Day in Hong Kong on Saturday. The march was organised by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. Demonstrators marched from Victoria Park to the Central Government Offices chanting slogans calling for improvement to labour rights and working conditions. One of the key issues for protestors this year was the demand for a minimum wage of HK$33 per hour. Many workers in Hong Kong are forced to work for poverty wages.

CTU Youth Volunteer Group listed Seven Sins of Hong Kong Government in Creating Youth Poverty

Recently, the very high-profile protest by the youth reveals the difficulties faced by young people in general. Government figures have shown that the problem of youth poverty is getting worse, and this has increasingly led to grievances of young people, and more courage to fight against the regime collusion.

National pensions: CSSA Union point of view

By Au Yeung Tat-chor In Hong Kong, more than 180,000 elderly people are relying on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme. They used to the grassroots workers that contribute to the economic prosperity of Hong Kong. But they can only receive HK$70 daily for their subsistence. What does this mean?    

Trade Union Entry into Electoral Politics: Hong Kong's Experience

By Lee Cheuk-Yan The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) is the independent democratic labour movement of Hong Kong, with 85 affiliated unions representing more than 170,000 workers. Our participation in electoral politics can be traced back to 1995 and was prompted by the constitutional reform spearheaded by the last Governor, Chris Patten.
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