HKCTU Launches Global Action Week. International Solidarity for Arrested Labour Activist in China
The Jasic labour struggle in the late July 2018 had triggered a series of crackdowns on labour movement in China. The suppression is already beyond the Jasic incident itself. Some labor activists who did not involve in the Jasic struggle and media editors who concern workers' rights were also targeted. Under the development of this situation, the HKCTU calls for global solidarity to support the detained labour activists in China.
Ten Demands Not One Less In Solidarity with Chilean Trade Unionists
On 8/11, representatives of the HKCTU responded to the call of international trade unions and staged a protest at the Consulate General of Chile to show solidarity with the people of Chile. Lee Cheuk Yan, Secretary-General of the HKCTU, commented that Hong Kong people are also at a crucial moment in the struggle for democracy.
When “Made In China” Moves Overseas. The Struggle of Indonesian Workers in the Smartphone Manufacturing Industry
China smartphone industry has expanding their sales in the global market considerably in recent years. China’s four major phone companies, namely Hua Wei, VIVO,OPPO,Xiao Mi have gained significant share in the market. During the fourth quarter of 2018, these companies comprised 37% of the global smartphone sales volume. India and Indonesia are among the populous countries where smartphone sales continues to expand, and become important battlefields for smartphone companies.
An open letter to Prime Minister of Republic of Fiji: Release the National Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) and Union Members of the National Union of Workers (NUW)
2 May 2019
Hon. Josaia V. Bainimarama
Republic of Fiji
Request to Release the National Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) and Union Members of the National Union of Workers (NUW)
Dear Prime Minister,
IUF Passed Resolution to Support Independent Labour Struggle in China
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) Executive Committee has condemned the Chinese Government's abuse of state authority to suppress workers and labour rights activists who exercised their rights to freedom of association. On their meeting in Geneva April 3-4, 2019, the Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution to support independent labour movement in China:
Joint Letter: Labour Right violations undertaken by Global Brands Group’s sourcing partner in El Salvador
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Global Monitor and Workers Empowerment had issued a joint letter to the Hong Kong-based international apparel giant, Global Brands Group (GBG), regarding the shameless act of sudden closure of one of its main supplier factories in El Salvador, resulting in the arrears of wages, severance and benefits of 824 garment workers.
A savior or a bully?Discussion on Chinese investments in Africa
Since China's grand One Belt One Road strategy came into action, China's overseas investment has become a hot topic. On 2 February 2018, the HKCTU hosted a discussion on “Chinese investments in Africa”, invited Ms Daisy Chan, who got her master's degree in international political economy of the University of Warwick; Mr Fredrik Fan, who got his master's degree in labour policies and globalization of University of Kassel, as speakers. The two speakers shared two case studies of China's overseas investment, to outline the behaviours of Chinese enterprises in Ethiopia and Kenya.
Release Korean Union Leaders Respect Unions Rights
In 2016, the former president of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was given a five-year sentence in jail for “obstruction of public duty”, “destruction of public goods”, “hosting an assembly at a banned location” and other 5 charges related to a mass rally organized by KCTU on 14 November, 2015 in protesting the Korean Government’s unilateral revision of the Labour Law. His sentence was later reduced to three years in 2017.