Written by: Xiaobin Bin
2020-01-26 12:41Last updated: 2020-01-26 12:41
The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan continues to ravage the mainland of China. There are currently 5 confirmed cases in Hong Kong. The Hospital Authority's Staff Front today (26th) issued a statement on Facebook, proposing five requirements including prohibiting any travellers to enter China, calling on all Hong Kong citizens to wear masks, and providing adequate support for the care of isolated patients.
The HA's staff front stated that if the HA could not respond to the relevant "five major demands", it would move to launch an industrial operation and propose a two-stage strike plan starting on February 3 and continuing for five days.
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The HA's staff front has criticized that the current HA's measures have failed to effectively protect employees' work safety and put them at risk. The Front has made five appeals, including: prohibiting any passenger from entering China; calling on all Hong Kong citizens to wear masks; providing adequate isolation wards and suspending non-emergency services; seriously following up on patients' escapes to ensure the safety of the working environment; and providing adequate support for care and isolation Patient care.
The association rigorously requires the HA to respond to the above five demands to ensure that employees can work without threatening their lives and health, otherwise it will represent the labor force and initiate a series of industrial actions on the employer's failure to ensure the safety of employees' working environment.
The FTF stated in a statement that if the HA fails to respond to the relevant "five major demands", it will move a two-phase strike plan starting on February 3 for five consecutive days. The first phase is to stop the non-emergency services of the HA. On February 3, work arrangements under severe weather will be adopted. Members who do not need to go to work when the tropical cyclone warning signal on the 8th is in effect will participate in the strike, including general outpatient staff and Administrative staff, etc .; other departments go to work in accordance with the on-duty arrangements (commonly known as typhoon) made within the department for severe weather, that is, assuming that the tropical cyclone warning signal No. 8 has been hoisted on February 3, members who do not need to go to work in accordance with the typhoon on that day Participated in the strike. The first phase is one day. If the HA still fails to come up with a practical solution to the "five major demands" of the Association before February 3rd at 23:59, the strike plan will immediately enter the second phase.
The HA's staff front has criticized that the current HA's measures have failed to effectively protect employees' work safety and put them at risk. (Profile picture)
The second stage is to mobilize all members of the Front to strike, covering all grades of colleagues, so that the HA can only provide limited emergency services. This phase lasts for 4 days. If the Hospital Authority continues to ignore the Front's demands before 23:59 before February 7, it will not rule out further escalation.
The Front stated that it had issued a notice of meeting to members in the shortest time, and held a special membership meeting one week after the stipulation of the constitution, that is, the afternoon of February 1, at which time it would discuss the strike plan with the participating members and vote on whether it would be implemented The strike plan after discussion.
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The Front emphasizes that medical staff are always on duty and that the strike plan is not to ignore patients. "In contrast, in the face of the threat of Wuhan pneumonia outbreak in Hong Kong, we must ensure that hospitals can protect the safety of employees and patients and must not wait silently for innocent ports People get sick. "
Wuhan Pneumonia Hospital Administration