Before the set-up of Hong Kong Physiotherapists’Union (HKPU) in1991
-The Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant's Association (HKCCSA) with adivision named as “Physiotherapist branch-Schedule I”was the only organizationattending the employee benefits namely the salary scale, terms of employmentand welfare for physiotherapists working in Government settings.
-Physiotherapists working in Sub-vented Hospitals, Non-GovernmentOrganizations(NGOs), are grouped as “Physiotherapist branch-Schedule II”gettingno membership and support from HKCCSA.
-In 1991, in view of this undesirable situation, a group ofphysiotherapists from both Schedule I and II settings initiated to set up the HongKong Physiotherapists' Union (HKPU) as a specific professional body tosupport the professional peers who were not eligible to join the HKCCSA .
1.1 Structure & Composition
-Hong Kong Physiotherapists’ Union(HKPU) is a legal organization registered under the Registry of Trade Unions
- HKPU is governed by Union Laws and HKPU Rules
1.2 The Executive Committee
- Composed of at least 4 persons including the President, theVice-President, the Treasurer and the Secretary.
-Additional Executive Committee members can be added according to theoperational needs and should be endorsed by the Executive Committee members.
1.3 Members Composition
· Registered physiotherapists in Hong Kongfrom all settings,
a. Public Hospitals of Hospital Authority.
b. Government Organizations ,s.a.D.H., S.W.D., L.D., E.B., F.H.B.
c. Non-Government Organizations
d. Private Hospitals
e. Private Clinics
f. Academic Institutes
1.4 Past Chairman/Chairlady (1991to 2012) and President (2013 to 2019)
1991-1992 Ms Rainbow LAW
1993-1994 Mr. Peter LO
1995-1996 Mr. Ronald LEE
1997-2002 Ms Rosa MA
2003-2006 Mr. John CHUNG
2007-2008 Mr. Ben WONG
2009-2010 Mr. Leo CHAN
2011-2012 Mr. Siu On LAU
2013-2019 Mrs. Eleanor CHAN
2. Our Vision & Mission
3.1.1 To secure the complete organization in the Union of all employees
3.1.2. To promote and to protectthe professional status
3.1.3 To safeguard the professionalinterests and rights of members
3.1.4 . To promote welfare to members
1. To foster co-operation ofphysiotherapists working in different organizations.
2. To promote and to protect theprofessional status, and to safeguard the professional interests and rights ofthe Union members.
3. To regulate relations and tosettle dispute between members and employers, between members and otheremployees by amicable and conciliatory means.
4. To be concerned with and toparticipate in the community affairs affecting the interests of the public andthe members of the Union.
5. To promote legislation in theinterests of professional advancement for the well-being of public health.
6. To maintain and improve theconditions of physiotherapy employment including the reasonable rates of wages,hours of work and other conditions of employment, and generally to protect theinterests of member.
7. To negotiate wages, work rules,complaint procedures, rules governing hiring and firing, promotion of workers,workplace safety and policies.
8. To promote generally the material,cultural, social, educational and recreational welfare of the members.
9. To up keep the standards of physiotherapy practice in varioussettings.
10. To organize educational activitiesor trainings which may be thought to be desirable for the promotion ofstandards, benefits and rights of the physiotherapy profession.