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:
Joint Letter: Labour Right violations undertaken by Global Brands Group’s sourcing partner in El Salvador
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Global Monitor and Workers Empowerment had issued a joint letter to the Hong Kong-based international apparel giant, Global Brands Group (GBG), regarding the shameless act of sudden closure of one of its main supplier factories in El Salvador, resulting in the arrears of wages, severance and benefits of 824 garment workers.
A savior or a bully?Discussion on Chinese investments in Africa
Since China's grand One Belt One Road strategy came into action, China's overseas investment has become a hot topic. On 2 February 2018, the HKCTU hosted a discussion on “Chinese investments in Africa”, invited Ms Daisy Chan, who got her master's degree in international political economy of the University of Warwick; Mr Fredrik Fan, who got his master's degree in labour policies and globalization of University of Kassel, as speakers. The two speakers shared two case studies of China's overseas investment, to outline the behaviours of Chinese enterprises in Ethiopia and Kenya.
Release Korean Union Leaders Respect Unions Rights
In 2016, the former president of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was given a five-year sentence in jail for “obstruction of public duty”, “destruction of public goods”, “hosting an assembly at a banned location” and other 5 charges related to a mass rally organized by KCTU on 14 November, 2015 in protesting the Korean Government’s unilateral revision of the Labour Law. His sentence was later reduced to three years in 2017.
Consulate General Ignored Protestors South Korean Union Suppression Sees No End
In solidarity with the brothers and sisters from South Korea, the HKCTU and members of the civil society in Hong Kong staged a demonstration at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea today to protest against the arrest and imprisonment of union leaders.
Construction Workers Unions to Stop the Globalization of Chinese Corporate Exploitations
At the BWI World Congress in South Africa, HKCTU Construction Site Workers General Union Chairperson, Chan Pat Kan, delivered a speech to congratulate unions from 10 nations organized more than 30,000 workers in Chinese Transnational Corporates, initiated 66 strikes and pushed for collective bargaining agreements signed with domestic unions.