2020: 5% Salary Raises Recommended
Conventional economic theory believes that market wages reflect the level of labour productivity; however, statistics show that local real wages have long fallen behind productivity growth. From 2009 to 2018, the overall economic productivity increased by nearly 26%, but the real wages increased by less than 8% during the same period. The difference between the two categories was more than 18 percentage points. The difference in the retail and transportation industries was close to 60 percentage points. In short, it shows that there is still a lot of room for a raise in real wages
Sowing seeds in the wilderland. Three post-80s teachers passing down the memories of June 4 Massacre
Protecting the June Fourth Memory, from 1989 to now
Suffocating the civil society in China and Hong Kong: Fugitive Offenders Ordinance will extradite Hongkongers to China, where rule of law is not protected
In recent months, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been pushing for the revision of Fugitive Offenders Ordinance (hereafter FOO). In just one month's time, the proposal has been tabled at Legislative Council for its first and second readings. The government explains such a proposal is a response to extradite a Hong Kong man to Taiwan, who is accused by the authorities there of murdering his girlfriend before fleeing to Hong Kong.
Employment Insecurity in Tertiary Education: When Universities Start to Offer Precarious Jobs
In recent months, a number of teaching employees have been dismissed by various universities in Hong Kong. It is seen as a warning signal that universities are behaving like unscrupulous employers, just as other sectors. Not only do these dismissals affect employees' job security, they also damage the image of higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In this edition of the HKCTU Solidarity Post, we would like to take a closer look into the issue.
A Survival Rate of 25%