WOW: Hong Kong bankers join call for citywide strike over handling of outcry over extradition bill.

via scmp:

  • Nearly 400 staff from across more than 30 institutions join up with unions in calling for action on Monday
  • Organisers demand inquiry into government’s recent performance over controversial extradition bill

Hundreds of workers at 34 banks joined calls for a citywide strike next week against the government’s handling of recent unrest which has rocked Hong Kong.

The finance staff added their voices to an umbrella group of 95 unions from the public and private sectors behind the action planned for Monday.

The appeal from the pro-democracy Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) and staff from local banks, including international investment banks and Chinese state-owned banks, was also echoed by teachers and art groups.

The idea of a strike was first floated weeks ago on an online forum, and has gained momentum after two protests that descended into clashes over which

44 people have been charged with rioting


“To really allow the city to settle down, the government should establish an inquiry, which is not just about the police’s handing of protests, but the entire policymaking and decision-making process,” CTU chairwoman Carol Ng Man-yee said.

h/t GR




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