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A Project To Promote The Right To Organize And Collective Bargaining In Hong Kong Disneyland By Hui Sio Ieng, Elaine Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions.

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1 A Project To Promote The Right To Organize And Collective Bargaining In Hong Kong Disneyland By Hui Sio Ieng, Elaine Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU)

2 Socio-economic Context in Hong Kong About Collective Bargaining in Hong Kong About Collective Bargaining in Hong Kong - Collective bargaining not being enshrined by any HK laws - Trade unions play a consultative role only

3 Socio-economic Context in Hong Kong About Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) And HongKong Disneyland Workers Unions (HKDL Union) - five theme parks all over the world workers in HKDL - The HK government is the largest share holders (57%) of HKDL - Low unionization rate in HKDL Union

4 Socio-economic Context in Hong Kong About the Grievance Procedure in HKDL About the Grievance Procedure in HKDL - HK enterprise unions do not have much role to play in the grievance procedures - workers’ grievances in HKDLare not impartially, fairly and justifiably handled

5 Steps to be taken should grievance arises HKDLUSDL Report grievance to immediate supervisorYes Appeal to the managerYes Appeal to departmental directorYes Appeal to the department of Human Resources Yes (the final judgment of a grievance rests on HR) Yes Appeal to a joint committee which comprises of representatives from both the Union and employers NoYes Appeal to an independent arbitrator which are appointed by both the Union and employer NoYes

6 Socio-economic Context in Hong Kong Link with International Labor Standards Link with International Labor Standards - Hong Kong government is an ILO member that has ratified C98 - nothing has been done to ensure workers’ right

7 Objectives Development Objectives Development Objectives Establishment of a collective bargaining channel between HKDL Union and HKDL. Establishment of a collective bargaining channel between HKDL Union and HKDL. HK workers’ right of collective bargaining being promoted and upheld HK workers’ right of collective bargaining being promoted and upheld

8 Objectives Immediate Objectives Immediate Objectives Establishment of a union friendly grievance procedure in HKDL Establishment of a union friendly grievance procedure in HKDL

9 Target Groups Target Groups Target Groups HKDL HKDL HKDL workers HKDL workers The Hong Kong Government The Hong Kong Government The Legislative councilors The Legislative councilors USDL USDL ILO ILO National and international media National and international media

10 Target Groups Main partners Main partners Disney workers union worldwide Disney workers union worldwide International global unions International global unions National trade union National trade union

11 Strategies 1. organizing level 1. organizing level motivate and organize workers to strive for a union friendly grievance procedures. motivate and organize workers to strive for a union friendly grievance procedures. 2. enterprise level 2. enterprise level Seek dialogue with HKDL Seek dialogue with HKDL

12 Strategies 3. national level 3. national level lobbying the HK government, legislative councilor lobbying the HK government, legislative councilor Appeal to local media Appeal to local media

13 Strategies 4. global level 4. global level imposing pressure to HKDL through USDL imposing pressure to HKDL through USDL forging an alliance among Disney Union worldwide and global unions forging an alliance among Disney Union worldwide and global unions report to ILO report to ILO appealing to the international media appealing to the international media

14 Outputs, Activities and Indicators of Achievements Output 1 (the organizing level) Output 1 (the organizing level) Produce education materials and website; organize training course Produce education materials and website; organize training course Activity Activity Organize a training course of 4 sessions Organize a training course of 4 sessions Produce a pamphlet Produce a pamphlet Create a data base in the Union website Create a data base in the Union website Indicators of Achievement Indicators of Achievement 20 workers join the training course 20 workers join the training course Distribute 2000 pamphlets Distribute 2000 pamphlets 500 hits of the data base in the website 500 hits of the data base in the website

15 Outputs, Activities and Indicators of Achievements Output 2 (the organizing level) Output 2 (the organizing level) A survey on HKDL workers’ view on the followings: A survey on HKDL workers’ view on the followings: the present unfair and biased grievance procedures the present unfair and biased grievance procedures the introduction of a union friendly grievance procedure the introduction of a union friendly grievance procedure the maltreatment inflicted by the management the maltreatment inflicted by the managementActivity Conducting questionnaire at the employees’ entrance and via internet Conducting questionnaire at the employees’ entrance and via internet Distributing the pamphlet Distributing the pamphlet Indicators of Achievement Indicators of Achievement finish 300 questionnaires finish 300 questionnaires collect personal information of 300 workers collect personal information of 300 workers

16 Outputs, Activities and Indicators of Achievements Output 3 (the national level and the international level) Output 3 (the national level and the international level) Publish a report on the aforesaid survey Publish a report on the aforesaid survey Activity Activity Analyze the information collected from the survey Analyze the information collected from the survey Invite global unions and Disney workers unions worldwide to commend on the report Invite global unions and Disney workers unions worldwide to commend on the report Hold a press conference to release the report Hold a press conference to release the report Indicators of Achievement Indicators of Achievement Have comments from at 3 global unions and Disney workers unions worldwide Have comments from at 3 global unions and Disney workers unions worldwide at least 10 local and international media cover the report at least 10 local and international media cover the report

17 Outputs, Activities and Indicators of Achievements Output 4 (the enterprise and the national level) Output 4 (the enterprise and the national level) A letter appealing to HKDL, Legislative councilors and the HK government and urging a meeting with each of these parties A letter appealing to HKDL, Legislative councilors and the HK government and urging a meeting with each of these parties Activity Activity Draft the letter, urging these parties to observe ILC98 and respect workers’ right of being represented by a union. Draft the letter, urging these parties to observe ILC98 and respect workers’ right of being represented by a union. Have a meeting with these parties Have a meeting with these parties Indicators of Achievement Indicators of Achievement Get a written response Get a written response Have a meeting with HKDL, the Hong Kong government and at least 20 Legislative councilors Have a meeting with HKDL, the Hong Kong government and at least 20 Legislative councilors

18 Outputs, Activities and Indicators of Achievements Output 5 (the international level) Output 5 (the international level) A joint letter appealing to the USDL by Disney workers unions worldwide A joint letter appealing to the USDL by Disney workers unions worldwide Activity Activity build up liaison with Disney workers unions worldwide build up liaison with Disney workers unions worldwide draft the joint letter and send to USDL draft the joint letter and send to USDL Indicators of Achievement Indicators of Achievement At least 3 Disney workers union get involved in the joint letter At least 3 Disney workers union get involved in the joint letter Get a reply from USDL Get a reply from USDL

19 Outputs, Activities and Indicators of Achievements Output 6 (the international level) Output 6 (the international level) A report to ILO (complaint to FOA) concerning the failure of the Hong Kong government in facilitating HKDL to observe the ILO constitution and ILC 98. A report to ILO (complaint to FOA) concerning the failure of the Hong Kong government in facilitating HKDL to observe the ILO constitution and ILC 98. Activity Activity Send a letter and all the necessary information to ILO Send a letter and all the necessary information to ILO Keep pressurizing the Hong Kong government, HKDL, USDL if a positive reply is to be received from ILO. Keep pressurizing the Hong Kong government, HKDL, USDL if a positive reply is to be received from ILO. Indicators of Achievement Indicators of Achievement Get a reply from ILO Get a reply from ILO Get the HK government, HKDL, USDL into a dialogue. Get the HK government, HKDL, USDL into a dialogue.

20 Main Inputs Human resources: facilitator of the training course, website designers, organizers Human resources: facilitator of the training course, website designers, organizers Financial resources: see the budget proposal Financial resources: see the budget proposal Organizational resources: alliance with global unions and Disney workers unions worldwide Organizational resources: alliance with global unions and Disney workers unions worldwide

21 Work plan TimeTasks March 2007Producing education materials Website design April, May, June 2007Conducting survey and analysis May, June 2007Training workers Building liaison with global unions and Disney workers unions worldwide June 2007First evaluation July 2007Publish the report to local and international media July, August, September 2007Lobbying the HKDL, Legislative councilors, the Hong Kong government Appealing to USDL, ILO September 2007Second evaluation October, November, December 2007Further appeal and solicitation in the enterprise, national and international level December 2007Third evaluation and future plan Jan, Feb, mar 2008Plans to be decided after the third evaluation

22 Thanks for your patience ^_^ Thanks for your patience ^_^


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