Hundreds of Hunan Silicosis workers petitioned to support the criminally detained "iLabour" editors!
On April 15th, hundreds of Hunan silicosis workers sent a joint petition to the leaders of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), requesting the ACFTU to urge the Shenzhen police to immediately release the editors of the "iLabour", Yang Zhengjun, Wei Zhili and Ke Chengbing, who were arrested for supporting the Hunan Silicosis workers. And demand the Hunan and Shenzhen governments to implement the compensation plans for the silicosis workers as soon as possible!
Still No Compensation and Detaining activists, Silicosis Workers in Sangzhi Went to County Government Office to Demand Justice
On March 27th, the silicosis workers in Sangzhi County, Hunan Province, planned to go to Shenzhen again to defend their rights, and request the government to release the arrested "New Generation" editors immediately.
Former online media editor arrested for “Inciting subversion of state power”
Advocating for leftist ideals is now another term for subverting state power— the absurdity of state control is now at a new height in China. Chai Xiaoming, former editor of “Red Reference” (紅色參考), an online media in China, was arrested by the authorities on 21st March, charged with “subversion of state power”.
Statement: Stop Repressing Independent Labour Movement Global Support for Detained Workers and Labour Activists
In July 2018, workers from Jasic Technology in Shenzhen were dismissed by the company for organizing their own trade union and were later criminally detained by government officials on charges of "Gathering a Crowd to Disturb Social Order". Waves of mass arrested were undertook by the city government targeting the workers and supporting activists. As of today, more than 40 people are still under criminal detention, including worker representatives, student supporters, community centre and labour NGO staff. Most of the detainees were deprived from their legal rights to meet their lawyers and communicate with their families.
A Letter from Detained Labour Activist Wu Guijun's Wife Exposes China's Hypocrisy
On March 13, 2019, detained Chinese labour activist Wu Guijun’s wife, Zhou Yuzhi, takes a swipe at government officials by posting a handwritten letter on WeChat, reiterating that her husband’s arrest is a violation of basic labour rights and civil rights.
Unceasing Suppression on Labour Movement: Crackdowns on Labour Rights Activists in China Since 2015
Since 2015, labour movement in China has entered a harsh winter. This article summarizes the suppressions on labour struggles since December 2015 for a better understanding of the situation on China’s labour movement in recent years.