The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (the HKCTU) was founded in July 1990, which consists of more than 90 affiliates and represents more than 170,000 members. The HKCTU is a completely independent from any regime, political party, or consortium.
The objectives of the HKCTU can be summarized as follows:
1. Solidarity: The HKCTU firmly believes that "unity is strength” and we are dedicated to unite the working class and strengthen the independent trade union movement so that workers can fight for their labour rights on basis of solid foundation.
2. Dignity: People are the foundation of every economic activity, their value should be protected and respected. Capitalists should not violate workers' dignity in exchange for capital growth.
3. Justice: As a labour organization, the HKCTU has a responsibility to defend social justice, close the wealth gap, and fight for a fair share of prosperity for the socially underprivileged
4. Democracy: The HKCTU has long been actively promoting democracy; we believe that without a democratic political system, labour rights will continue to be suppressed as the working class is not able to participate in the formulation of government policies. Therefore, labour rights and political rights are inseparable.