Guangzhou labor activist Meng Han released after being detained for 38 days
On August 30, Guangdong labour rights activist Han Meng was arrested again by the police. Sources say that he was taken home by several plain-clothed and uniformed officers. His home was searched for more than an hour. Afterwards, he was taken back to the police station
Anti-extradition protesters occupied West Kowloon Station, burning PRC’s back column. Heated debates on web-forum LIHKG
As Anti-extradition protests escalated, local netizens organised a demonstration in Kowloon on July 7, reiterating the five demands. The demonstration route ends at West Kowloon Station. The organiser claimed the aim was to “export revolution” and promote Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement to the mainland tourists. Under co-location, the sovereignty of the platform is in the hand of Communist China. The Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link is a representative project of “China-Hong Kong economic integration”. The choice of the location itself has a symbolic meaning.
Another struggle after one year: Lalamove's exploitation goes on
In late April 2018, an industrial action broke out in Lalamove China, a Hong Kong-invested logistics enterprise's branch in China. It was caused by the enterprise, which reduced the drivers' commission arbitrarily. Suffered from a sudden income loss, together with the ongoing rising petrol, toll fees and operating costs, drivers could not make their ends meet and launched a strike to address their problems. Hundreds of drivers in five different cities joined this action and this strike was covered by international media. Another strike, due to the same cause marks the first anniversary of Lalamove drivers' strike.
Hundred workers strike at listed company, Prosperous Printing Co., Ltd. Poor working conditions revealed
On 25th June, 2019, over 100 workers in the Shenzhen factory of Hong Kong listed company, Prosperous Printing Co., Ltd. (08385) went on strike. It is suspected that the strike action is a protest against the poor working environment and exploitation of the factory.
Workers unite students: the backbone in the late stage of 1989 democratic movement --Interview with Li Jinjin, legal advisor of Beijing Workers’ Autonomous Federation
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.
A Love Story Separated by High Walls
On the evening of 20 March 2019, Wei Zhili (Xiaowei), an editor of the "iLabour", an online media concerned about the rights and interests of Hunan's silicosis workers, was arrested by Shenzhen Police when he was on his way to his parents' residence in Guangzhou. The police also broke into his parents' home and searched for evidence.
Hundreds of Hunan Silicosis workers petitioned to support the criminally detained "iLabour" editors!
On April 15th, hundreds of Hunan silicosis workers sent a joint petition to the leaders of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), requesting the ACFTU to urge the Shenzhen police to immediately release the editors of the "iLabour", Yang Zhengjun, Wei Zhili and Ke Chengbing, who were arrested for supporting the Hunan Silicosis workers. And demand the Hunan and Shenzhen governments to implement the compensation plans for the silicosis workers as soon as possible!