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.
An open letter to Prime Minister of Republic of Fiji: Release the National Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) and Union Members of the National Union of Workers (NUW)
2 May 2019
Hon. Josaia V. Bainimarama
Republic of Fiji
Request to Release the National Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) and Union Members of the National Union of Workers (NUW)
Dear Prime Minister,
HKCTU Launches Global Action Week. International Solidarity for Arrested Labour Activist in China
The Jasic labour struggle in the late July 2018 had triggered a series of crackdowns on labour movement in China. The suppression is already beyond the Jasic incident itself. Some labor activists who did not involve in the Jasic struggle and media editors who concern workers' rights were also targeted. Under the development of this situation, the HKCTU calls for global solidarity to support the detained labour activists in China.
IUF Passed Resolution to Support Independent Labour Struggle in China
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) Executive Committee has condemned the Chinese Government's abuse of state authority to suppress workers and labour rights activists who exercised their rights to freedom of association. On their meeting in Geneva April 3-4, 2019, the Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution to support independent labour movement in China: