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Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions

The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions (HKFLU, Chinese: 港九勞工社團聯會) established in 1984, is the third largest trade union in Hong Kong next to Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions and Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, having 82 trade unions and more than 60,000 members in total.[1] The federation was established in 1984.

Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions

港九勞工社團聯會
AbbreviationFLU
ChairmanLam Chun-sing
FoundedNovember 1984 (1984-11)
Headquarters2/F, Fook Yiu Building,
6–8 Tai Po Road,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Membership60,000
IdeologyConservatism (HK)
Regional affiliationPro-Beijing camp
Colours     Green
Legislative Council
1 / 70
District Councils
1 / 458
Website
www.hkflu.org.hk
Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions
Traditional Chinese港九勞工社團聯會
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese勞聯

HistoryEdit

The FLU was established in November 1984 by 15,000 members by 13 trade unions and 4 labour organisations.[1] It remained fairly neutral between the two major trade unions, the pro-Republic of China right-wing Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council (TUC) and pro-People's Republic of China left-wing Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (FTU).

During the transition period of the transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to People's Republic of China, the head of the Federation, Lee Kai-ming, was invited by Beijing to the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee, which was responsible for the drafts of Hong Kong Basic Law, the mini-constitution after 1997. Lee was elected as the member of the Legislative Council in 1995, along with Cheng Yiu-tong of the FTU, representing the Labour constituency. In 1996, Lee was member of the Preparatory Committee for the SAR and the Provisional Legislative Council (PLC), the interim legislature controlled by the Beijing government.

After the handover, the FLU retained one seat in the Labour constituency of the Legislative Council. Li Fung-ying, the then Vice-Chairman of the Federation was LegCo member until her retirement in 2012. Poon Siu-ping is the FLU's current representative in the LegCo.

Electoral performanceEdit

Legislative Council electionsEdit

Election Number of
popular votes
% of
popular votes
GC
seats
FC
seats
EC
seats
Total seats +/− Position
1995 0 1 0
1 / 60
1  5th 
1998 0 1 0
1 / 60
6th 
2000 0 1 0
1 / 60
0  7th 
2004 0 1
1 / 60
0  6th 
2008 0 1
1 / 60
0  7th 
2012 0 1
1 / 70
0  10th 
2016 0 1
1 / 70
0  10th 

District Council electionsEdit

Election Number of
popular votes
% of
popular votes
Total
elected seats
+/−
2003
1 / 400
0 
2007 1,339  0.12 
1 / 405
0 
2011 1,859  0.16 
1 / 412
0 
2015 3,168  0.22 
1 / 431
0 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "勞聯簡介". The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02.