Joint regional Left statement in solidarity with the people of Thailand for democracy
A growing wave of student-initiated pro-democracy protests have been sweeping Thailand since February. They have united a new generation of activists with former Red Shirts and even some disaffected people from the Yellow Shirt movement demanding: 1) the resignation of the Prayut regime and new, free and fair elections, 2) democratic constitutional changes, 3) reforms to put the monarchy under the rule of law, curb its privileges, and end the use of the draconian lese-majeste laws to silence dissent.
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT CAMPAIGNS OF TRADE UNIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES AGAINST THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT OF 2020
The Standing Committee of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) expresses concern over the signature of President Duterte on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Philippines on 3 July 2020. The Act establishes and enables a council to designate individuals and groups as terrorists, legitimises detainment of up to 24 days without warrant or charge, authorises police and military to impose and extend surveillance, and removes the legal clauses to automatically compensate for wrongful detention.
Reply letter from Hong Kong government to the Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
Regarding the arrest of Lee Cheuk Yan, the General Secretary of HKCTU, for his participation in the series of pro-democratic protest movements since last fall, the Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) issued a solidarity statement in June.
HKCTU addressed the political situation in Hong Kong in a Swedish seminar
At 18:30 (HKT) on 17 June, a webinar was launched by Olof Palme International Center and ABF Stockholm to discuss the recent political situation in Hong Kong. Lee Cheuk Yan, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), was a guest in the webinar.
Hong Kong National Security Law: Death of One Country Two Systems Freedom is at stake
The National People's Congress of China formally passed the “Decision on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” on May 28, which includes preventing foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs, proscribing secessionist and subversive activity and targeting terrorist acts. It was also decided to authorize the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to force Hong Kong to enact the law by bypassing the Hong Kong Legislative Council.
KCTU and HKCTU Release Joint Statement to Defend Labour Rights under COVID-19 Pandemic
The KCTU and HKCTU released a joint statement and put forward a ten-point demand to both the South Korean and Hong Kong governments for stronger safeguards in workers' rights under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mission to Cambodia-a Country Fully Integrated by China
Due to geopolitical reasons, China has a very large influence on Cambodia historically. As China's economic might continue to strengthen, China's economic impact on Cambodia is also increasing. In recent years, the Chinese government has always stressed that Chinese investment is beneficial to local development in her official propaganda; however, the actual situation seen during our visit to Cambodia with the ITUC was quite different.
Ten Demands Not One Less In Solidarity with Chilean Trade Unionists
On 8/11, representatives of the HKCTU responded to the call of international trade unions and staged a protest at the Consulate General of Chile to show solidarity with the people of Chile. Lee Cheuk Yan, Secretary-General of the HKCTU, commented that Hong Kong people are also at a crucial moment in the struggle for democracy.
When “Made In China” Moves Overseas. The Struggle of Indonesian Workers in the Smartphone Manufacturing Industry
China smartphone industry has expanding their sales in the global market considerably in recent years. China’s four major phone companies, namely Hua Wei, VIVO,OPPO,Xiao Mi have gained significant share in the market. During the fourth quarter of 2018, these companies comprised 37% of the global smartphone sales volume. India and Indonesia are among the populous countries where smartphone sales continues to expand, and become important battlefields for smartphone companies.