Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions ( HKFLU, Chinese: 港九勞工社團聯會) established in 1984, is the third largest trade union in Hong Kong next to Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions and Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, having 82 trade unions and more than 60,000 members in total. The federation was established in 1984. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
The FLU was established in November 1984 by 15,000 members by 13 trade unions and 4 labour organisations.
It remained fairly neutral between the two major trade unions, the pro- [1 ] Republic of China right-wing Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council (TUC) and pro- People's Republic of China left-wing Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (FTU).
During the transition period of the
transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to People's Republic of China, the head of the Federation, Lee Kai-ming, was invited by Beijing to the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee, which was responsible for the drafts of Hong Kong Basic Law, the mini-constitution after 1997. Lee was elected as the member of the Legislative Council in 1995, alongside with Cheng Yiu-tong of the FTU, representing the Labour constituency. In 1996, Lee was member of the Preparatory Committee for the SAR and the Provisional Legislative Council (PLC), the interim legislature controlled by the Beijing government.
After the handover, the FLU retained one seat in the Labour constituency of the Legislative Council.
Li Fung-ying, the then Vice-Chairman of the Federation was LegCo member until her retirement in 2012. Poon Siu-ping is the FLU's current representative in the LegCo.
References [ edit ]
^ a b "勞聯簡介". The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions.