KMU Support for Hong Kong protests
The protests, which were initiated by students and are supported by workers and other sectors of society, express the Chinese people’s demand for a voice in their country. The workers and people of Hong Kong are condemning and opposing the restrictive processes leading to the elections in 2017. The rigid rules on nominations further erode the possibility of holding democratic elections by limiting the candidates to those favored by the Chinese government.
Solidarity Support from Toronto and York Region Labour Council
On behalf of 200,000 union members across Toronto and York Region, we extend our solidarity to all of you who are out on a one day general strike in protest of the brutal suppression and police crackdown of people's protest by Hong Kong government.
Solidarity Support from Unite Here
I write on behalf of the officers and members of UNITE HERE, the hotel, food service and gaming union in the United States and Canada. We are in total support of your solidarity with you and with all the workers who have courageously stood up and engaged in industrial action.
Stop fascism in Hong Kong! Uphold and defend the people’s right to democracy in HK!
This is the statement of the Asia Pacific Students and Youth Association (ASA, formerly known as the Asian Students Association) as it condemns in strongest possible terms the violent response of the Hong Kong government through its police force on the droves of local people, mainly composed of students and youth, who were calling for universal suffrage in Hong Kong.
Collective Bargaining Rally
In recent years, the corporations have been gaining big profits due to the recovery of economic growth of Hong Kong. However, the survey of HKCTU revealed that the pay rise of workers has been always fall behind the inflation in the past five years. There is no way for workers to share the fruits of economic growth in Hong Kong. HKCTU announced a 7% pay rise demand for 2014 in a press conference the other day and called for all working women and men join the rally for collective bargaining rights on Dec 1, 2013.
Say NO to censorship and fake universal suffrage Support to civil nomination
The incumbent Chief Executive C Y Leung was elected by 689 voters, while any student union leader might get more votes than he did. Worse than that, the 1,200 members of the Election Committee are mostly from the business sectors, who are elected by the heads of corporates and organizations. Such an electoral mechanism defines that the Chief Executive is picked the social upper class and interested groups, and the Chief Executive is, by default, serving his voters' interests.