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Railway union petitions to urge MTR not to freeze wage union: management must face employee hard work

2020-07-07T07:45:20.522Z

MTR will announce this year's salary adjustment plan, and it has been reported earlier that MTR intends to freeze wages this year. About 10 people from the Federation of Hong Kong Railway Trade Unions of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions raised a petition outside the MTR headquarters building in Kowloon Bay this (6th) afternoon, urging the board of directors of the MTR Corporation to pay more attention to the staff and requesting the management to return with a reasonable salary increase Employee. MTR sent representatives to answer the letter.



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Written by: Chen Jingqi

2020-07-06 19:10

Date of last update: 2020-07-06 19:12

MTR will announce this year's salary adjustment plan, and it has been reported earlier that MTR intends to freeze wages this year. About 10 people from the Federation of Hong Kong Railway Trade Unions of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions raised a petition outside the MTR headquarters building in Kowloon Bay this (6th) afternoon, urging the board of directors of the MTR Corporation to pay more attention to the staff and requesting the management to return with a reasonable salary increase Employee. MTR sent representatives to answer the letter.

The Chairman of the Hong Kong Railway Union Federation, Lin Weiqiang, submitted a petition letter to MTR representatives, urging MTR to not freeze his salary this year. (Provided by the Federation of Hong Kong Railway Unions)

Many members of the Hong Kong Railways Trade Unions Federation, outside the MTR headquarters building today, pulled up banners and slogans to urge MTR not to freeze their salaries. The union members shouted "Salary freezes and pay attention to the plight of employees; face the hard work of employees and give them reasonable remuneration" and other slogans.

The chairman of the Hong Kong Railway Union Federation, Lin Weiqiang, said that the frontline colleagues were concerned about the recent news that the MTR intends to freeze his salary this year. He said that MTR was hit unprecedentedly last year, and frontline staff were under tremendous pressure, describing the need to "fear and fear" during work. He continued to point out that he understands that the economic environment is unclear under the new pneumonia epidemic, but he hopes that MTR will not freeze his salary this year and adjust his salary accordingly to confirm his hard work and effort last year.

Lin also urged the MTR board of directors to fulfill its social responsibilities. The union expects the salary adjustment to catch up with inflation this year. If the MTR management insists on freezing wages, it will affect more than 10,000 employees and related families. Another MTR union, "New MTR Power", the chairman of the union, Chen Kaihui, also expressed the hope that MTR's salary increase this year will be as close to inflation as possible, and do not "surge" employees to freeze their salaries.

Shi Liqian, a former member of the MTR Legislative Council Legislative Council, had previously pointed out that under the current economic difficulties in Hong Kong, the MTR is relatively stable, and the staff of MTR is better than the aviation and tourism industries. The civil servants freeze their salaries and spend time together with the public.

According to the information, last year's MTR non-management staff's salary increase ranged from 2.1% to 6.3%. The increase was related to work performance and was divided into five grades. The highest five points were awarded and the salary increase was 6.3%; Salary 5%; the third grade received a 4.2% salary increase; the second grade received a 2.1% salary increase; In addition, every employee regardless of the rating last year can get at least 0.3 months salary bonus.

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Source: hk1

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