Workers leaders from Hong Kong solidarity makes us strong we support Shenzhen Artigas II
Bagen is a committee member of the Construction Site Workers General Union. He participated in the protest as well. Despite his job duties on that day, he still take leave to join this protest. Bagen said, ‘If this is the right thing to do, I would be glad to do it even if I have to take leave for it; if this is not the right thing to do, I would not do it even if I can take money from doing it.’ When asked whether this protest action can really improve the situations for Artigas workers, Bagen said that our group in Hong Kong along might not be able to make any difference, but when we joined our force with that from Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, the US, and other labor groups in the world, we would be able to touch UNIQLO and make change possible. Bagen said, ‘No matter what the outcome is, if you feel that this is the right thing to do, you should do it.’
Workers Leaders from Hong Kong solidarity makes us strong we support Shenzhen Artigas I
Shenzhen Artigas Clothing and Leather (hereinafter Artigas) is a branch company of Hong Kong Lever Style Inc. (hereinafter Lever), a Hong Kong enterprise. It is also a manufacturer of the world famous clothing brand UNIQLO. Hundreds of workers in that factory have been fighting for their rights since last December, but Lever has not faced its wrong doings, nor has it responded to workers’ pleads for negotiation. Lever even shove its responsibilities and connived with local government in suppressing the strike and unreasonably arrested workers’ representatives.
Response from Artigas Workers to the statement of Lever Style Inc
We are workers from Artigas Company who continue to demand collective negotiation with the employer, in order to resolve the current labour disputes. We are deeply dissatisfied with the statement issued by Lever Style Inc. on 26 June 2015 (hereafter: Lever Statement), as it distorted the reality and legal regulations.
One Year Anniversary of the Yue Yuen Workers’ Strike: Conditions and Voices of Workers
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Growing labour conflicts: more strikes due to Hong Kong enterprises’ labour violations
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Feminist activists detained ahead of International Women’s Day
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Labour Rights Violations and Crack down of strike at New An Lun Lamp (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. in China
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New draft of China’s national security law for first time highlights Hong Kong’s responsibilities
Proposed new version of the country's national security legislation highlights city's obligations on the controversial issue for the first time
Beijing has for the first time highlighted Hong Kong's obligations under a new draft of the country's national security law, raising the prospect of renewed pressure on the city to get moving on its own relevant legislation.
The draft bill, published online yesterday, makes it clear that Hong Kong must do its part.