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Carol Ng Man-yee

Carol was the chairwoman of the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) and the British Airways Hong Kong International Cabin Crew Association (BAHKICCA). She had served British Airways as a flight attendant for 30 years and a mother of two.

Carol led the BNHKICCA and was successful in fighting for the rights of employees including extending the retirement age from 45 to 65 for foreign crews after several years in the courts since 2007.

In 2016, she led the first Hong Kong Cabin Crew Federation's (HKCCF) protest taking on former chief executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-ying over the handling of a piece of left luggage belonging to his daughter. As a result, 2,500 people showed up at the airport to support the federation and in 2018. After a judicial review made by the federation, the High Court judge ruled that the decisions made by the Airport Authority and the security company were contrary to the regulations set out in the Hong Kong Aviation Security Programme. The court also made a declaration in favour of the judicial review applicant, and ordered the Airport Authority and the security company to pay costs.

Ng was one of the candidates who were arrested under the National Security Law for her participation in the 35+ pro-democracy primaries in July 2021. Her case was raised in the Parliament by John McDonnell MP and he asked the UK Government to “call upon Chinese authorities to halt the prosecution and secure her release”.

Currently charged under conspiracy to commit subversion.

Solidarity address

Carol Ng Man-yee
19/F Wing Wing Building 557 Nathan Road
Mong Kok
Hong Kong

Information provided by Hong Kong Watch