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.
Global Union Condemns Political Suppression in Hong Kong
From 29/8 to 1/9, more than 600 union representatives gathered in Geneva for the 27th World Congress of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), a global union representing more than 2.5 million members from around the world.
Stop War on Humanity, Stop the Killings in the Philippines Now
Today (21/9), in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Philippines, the HKCTU participated in the demonstration organized by BAYAN Hong Kong & Macau and GABRIELA Hong Kong against the extrajudicial killings explicitly or implicitly sanctioned by the Duterte administration.
In Solidarity with Han Sang-gyun HKCTU Condemns Union Busting
On July 4th, 2016, Brother Han Sang-gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was given a five-year sentence in jail for charges related to the “obstruction of public duty”, “destruction of public goods”, “obstruction of traffic”, and “hosting an assembly at a banned location”. However, the severe sentence handed down to Brother Han is by no means a fair reflection of his actions. In reality, all he did was to stand for workers and organize them for collective actions against employers’ unfair treatments.
IUF, Australian and HK unions in cooperation agreement to protect the rights of migrant workers
The cooperation agreement is launched on September 19 in Hong Kong at the commemoration meeting of 25 years of the HKCTU. Left to right in the photo; IUF Asia/Pacific Regional Secretary Hidayat Greenfield, HKCTU Chairperson Pun Tin Chi, NUW National Secretary Tim Kennedey and HKCTU General Secretary Lee Cheuk-yan.
HKCTU general secretary called for more campaign plans in the ITUC AP action programme 2016-2019
Thank you for your support to the workers in Hong Kong in our struggle for democracy during the umbrella movement last year. We have voted down in the Legislative Council the fake democracy proposal imposed on Hong Kong by the National People Congress. We have not yet achieved universal suffrage but we will continue our struggle for democracy.
Hong Kong Falls Back In The Global Rights Index Ranks As The Worst
In 2015,Hong Kong is ranked as the second most competitive economy in the world, rose from fourth to fell just behind the U.S. However, according to the International Trade Union Confederation's (ITUC) Global Rights Index published on June 10th, Hong Kong's Labour Protection Rating is one of the worst in the world. The ITUC Global Rights Index rates countries from 1 to 5+ according to 97 indicators, with an overall score placing countries in one to five rankings. Hong Kong drops down in the pecking in this year's Rights Index to the 5 ranking which represents “No guarantee of rights”, along with some other 26 countries, such as China, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran.