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Registry of Trade Unions

The Registry of Trade Unions (RTU) administers the Trade Unions Ordinance and Trade Union Registration Regulations, with a view to fostering sound trade union management and responsible trade unionism, ensuring trade unions’ compliance with the law and their respective rules. The major areas of work of the RTU include:
  • registering trade unions;
  • registering rules of trade unions;
  • examining trade unions' annual statements of account and any other returns required by the law to be furnished to RTU; and
  • organising educational and promotional programmes to enhance the understanding of trade union officials and staff on nation security and trade union administration.

Forming a trade union
Sound trade union management
Information on Trade Unions and Hong Kong National Security Law
Relevant publications
Trade union statistics
Trade Unions Ordinance

For enquiries about the Trade Unions Ordinance or the rights of trade union members, please contact RTU at:

11/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2852 3456
Fax: 2541 2681
E-mail: rtu@labour.gov.hk