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.
ITUC Asia Pacific Letter to the Chief Executive of HKSAR
As stated in the resolution, the Hong Kong Government should take all the necessary measure to implement universal suffrage in conformity with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and we urge you to call on, as a matter of urgency, all parties to engage in peaceful dialogue.