Five employee representatives elected to Labour Advisory Board

     Five employee representatives nominated by registered employee unions were today (November 29) elected to the Labour Advisory Board (LAB) for the next two-year term starting in January, 2015.

     The employee representatives returned are (as per the order in the list of candidates):

* Mr Leung Chau-ting (269 votes)
  Chief Executive Officer,
  Hong Kong Federation of Civil Service Unions

* Ms Wong Siu-han (260 votes)
  Vice Chairman,
  Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council

* Mr Ng Chau-pei (345 votes)
  The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions

* Mr Chau Siu-chung (294 votes)
  The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions

* Mr Chung Kwok-sing (296 votes)
  Hong Kong Civil Servants General Union

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and the Commissioner for Labour cum ex-officio chairman of the LAB, Mr Donald Tong, congratulated the elected employee representatives.

     "The LAB is a representative and important tripartite consultative body. For many years, the LAB has been proactively offering constructive advice on a wide range of major labour issues. It has been instrumental in facilitating the Government to formulate labour policies and legislation whilst balancing the interests of both employees and employers in the process. I trust members of the new term will continue to promote harmonious labour relations and contribute to the successful functioning of the LAB," said Mr Cheung.

     Mr Tong said that the LAB enables employees and employers to discuss and build up consensus on various labour issues on an equal basis. He said he looked forward to working closely with LAB members in the new term to address issues of concern for both sides.

     The above elected employee representatives will also serve in the Standard Working Hours Committee as ex-officio members by virtue of their membership in the LAB.

     At today's election, 11 candidate nominations were received. Representatives from 372 registered employee unions turned up to vote.

Ends/Saturday, November 29, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:35