Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council

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Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council
港九工團聯合總會
Chairman Lee Kwok-keung
Founded September 1948 (1948-09)
Headquarters 11/F, On Cheung
Building, 456 Nathan
Road
, Yau Ma Tei,
Kowloon
Membership  (2011) 24,232
Regional affiliation Pro-Kuomintang camp
Colours      Blue
Legislative Council
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District Councils
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The Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council is the fourth largest trade unions in Hong Kong next to the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions (FTU), pro-democracy Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) and pro-Beijing Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions (FLU). 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.

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

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