The Swire Coca-Cola Hong Kong Beverages Employees General Union launched strike action on May 28 to protest aggressive wage cuts and defend collective bargaing rights.
The union, which is affiliated to HKCTU and the IUF, took industrial action in response to management’s unliteral move to cut wages and change the structure and composition of wages. This not only undermines members’ livelihoods, pushing them even further from a decent wage, but also denies long-established collective bargaining rights at the company. The Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Employees General Union is among the very few private sector unions that has exercised collective bargaining rights for over decades. Now this is under attack.