Times of Turbulence, Our Call to Resistance: HKCTU's statement on International Workers' Day 2021
It is no longer an option after 2019 to believe in normalcy. Bidding farewell in courtrooms and prison have become the new ”normal”. Our fellow comrades were sent to jail, forced to leave; some even lost their lives. Imprisoned for standing up to tyranny, hundreds became political prisoners. Among them were protestors who bravely stood at the frontlines on the streets, as well as candidates charged subversion for participating in the pro-democracy camp primaries.
Conscience Cannot Be Imprisoned: The Belief Remains, The Resistance Continues
Today is the day where the judiciary system turned a blind eye once again to social injustice. The system became the oppressors’ tool time and again, sending peaceful demonstrators to imprisonment.
The list of political prisoners included HKCTU Secretary General Lee Cheuk Yan, and party member of The Labour Party, Cyd Ho Sau Lan. The two were sentenced to 14 months and 8 months of imprisonment respectively for their participation in a peaceful demonstration.
HKCTU chair, Carol Ng, arrested for allegedly breaching the national security law Call for HKSAR government to cease political suppression now
Carol Ng, chairperson of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), was arrested home today (6 Jan) by the national security department of the local police and alleged to have committed the crime of subverting the state power under the national security law (NSL).
The ‘new rating system’ is porous. The living wage is the way out
Recently, the cleaning workers from Tin Ching Estate who sought a pay rise collectively have drawn social attention. The monthly salary of a cleaning worker from Tin Ching Estate is only $10,197, while a cleaning worker from the nearby Tin Yiu Estate who belong to the same contractor has a monthly salary of $13,800.
Suppression of the professional sectors: resistance and compliance, tyranny left us only one choice
Due to the Hong Kong Government’s poor governance and mismanagement, we are now facing the fourth wave of the corona virus and more than 100 people have died in Hong Kong. In the midst of the pandemic, the government is planting white terror in the professional sectors, systematically attacking the norms which are not in line with the government’s discourses.