News from GITPA (January 2022)

News from GITPA (January 2022)

Feedback on the 2021 Legislative Council General Election

GITPA had received a number of enquiries and concerns regarding the recruitment of electoral staff for the 2021 Legislative Council General Election (LCGE 2021). As the labour union of the AP Grade, we believe that it is indispensable for us to represent our colleagues and reflect on the difficulties and issues encountered in the special duty. A survey was conducted from 22 December 2021 to 7 January 2022, and more than 300 replies representing nearly half of the appointed APRO(IT)s and Elite Team were received. We provided our collective feedback and had a meeting with the Grade Management on 21 January 2022 to reflect the collected comments and deliberate suggestions for the LCGE 2021.

In the meeting, the Grade Management expressed appreciation to APRO(IT)s’ and Elite Team’s dedicated efforts contributed to the success of the election, and would consider presenting the letter of appreciation to the colleagues concerned. The Grade Management also encouraged colleagues with specific needs to approach their Grade Manager for assistance or advice.

The Grade Management channelled our concerns to REO on 26 January 2022, and we have appealed to REO for critical review and serious consideration of our comments and suggestions. A follow-up discussion with the Chief Electoral Officer was scheduled for 7 April 2022. Further updates would be provided in due course.

Invitation for Contribution to GITPA Newsletter 2021-22

The next issue of the annual GITPA Newsletter is currently open for submission of articles. Following a series of international sporting events in 2021, we would like to know your story on sports or recreation activities. Feel free to share with us your stories by emailing GITPA/OGCIO/HKSARG. For further enquiries, please feel free to contact our editor Mr Arran LAI at 3855 6937 or email us.

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