IUF, Australian and HK unions in cooperation agreement to protect the rights of migrant workers
The cooperation agreement is launched on September 19 in Hong Kong at the commemoration meeting of 25 years of the HKCTU. Left to right in the photo; IUF Asia/Pacific Regional Secretary Hidayat Greenfield, HKCTU Chairperson Pun Tin Chi, NUW National Secretary Tim Kennedey and HKCTU General Secretary Lee Cheuk-yan.
Many of Hong Kong young workers come to Australia as 'Working Holiday Makers' who obtain visas and employment abroad. Defending these vulnerable workers and ensure they are treated fairly, HKCTU and the NUW has entered into an agreement with the support of the IUF to provide more protections for them. The two union organizations will work together to provide migrants with training and practical assistance in both countries to help ensure their rights are respected and to encourage and facilitate their participation in the trade union movement in both countries.
Related website post: http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/4514