Flight Attendant Union Leader Sacked for Expressing Political Views White Terror Looms Over Hong Kong Workplaces
On 21 August, Cathay Dragon dismissed the chairperson of the Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Flight Attendants Association (HKCTU Affiliate), Ms. Rebecca Sy without providing any reason. Since the beginning of the month, the Civil Aviation Administration of China has already made three requests to Cathay Pacific, the entire civil aviation industry is looming with white horror. Such wave of dismissal, first started at Cathay Pacific, is now expanding to the Airport Authority and Cathay Dragon.
HKCTU supports dismissed and arrested hotel workers in Myanmar
In solidarity with the HLOB trade unionists from the Hotel Tharabar Gate in Bagan, Myanmar, who were dismissed and criminally detained for exercising their right to freedom of association, representatives from the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions have staged a protest at the Consulate General of Myanmar in Hong Kong today (29 April, 2019). Since its establishment four years ago, the HLOB has been under constant pressure from the management and the local government; workers’ right to freedom of association is under seriously threat.
In Solidarity with the Detained Jasic Workers: The Fight for Freedom of Association is Not a Crime
The Hong Kong civil society continues to lend their support to the Jasic workers struggle. In solidarity with the detained Jasic workers and their supporters who fought for their rights to unionization, 30 representatives from Hong Kong civil society marched on to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HHKSAR to demand the release of all labour activists.
Shame on Arbitrary Detention Let the Jasic Workers Return Home for Lunar New Year
In response to the Jasic workers' struggle for their right to unionization over July and August last year, the Shenzhen police conducted a large-scale crackdown with workers and their supporters seized. Many of them are yet to be released. Thereafter, police have made several more rounds of raids with even more arrests and detention. As of today, 38 people have been held under detention of various forms, including the infamous "residential surveillance in designated residence".