Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council

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Full name Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council
Native name 港九工團聯合總會
Founded September 1948 (1948-09)
Members 30,000
Country Hong Kong
Affiliation ITUC
Key people Tong Woon Fai, president
Liew Nan Kiem, general secretary
Office location Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council is a one of the three largest trade unions in Hong Kong together with the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) and pro-democracy Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU). It is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.

HKTUC has been pro-Kuomintang, one of the main political parties of the Republic of China since its establishment in 1948 and has maintained a close relationship with the party.[1] It was the biggest rival to the leftist trade unions FTU and was seen as a rightist union. The former leader of the union, Pang Chun-hoi was the Legislative Council member for the Labour constituency in 1985-1995, while another seat of the two was occupied by the FTU leader Tam Yiu-chung before the handover of Hong Kong in 1997.


  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.