Press Release and Statement (HK)
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT CAMPAIGNS OF TRADE UNIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES AGAINST THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT OF 2020
The Standing Committee of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) expresses concern over the signature of President Duterte on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Philippines on 3 July 2020. The Act establishes and enables a council to designate individuals and groups as terrorists, legitimises detainment of up to 24 days without warrant or charge, authorises police and military to impose and extend surveillance, and removes the legal clauses to automatically compensate for wrongful detention.
The Victory of Hong Kong people is greater than mine: Carol Ng Man Yee’s Concession Speech
At 8 pm, Power for Democracy has just announced the results of the primary election. As I failed to obtain enough ballots to be endorsed in the primary election, I accept the result. I will abide by the agreement of this primary election and will not participate in the Legislative Council election this September. This primary election, I believe, is the last free election for Hong Kong people.
Indestructible Flames, Unbreakable Struggles: HKCTU Statement on the 31st Anniversary of June 4th Massacre
A whole generation’s hope for democracy and dream of freedom has crushed into pieces mercilessly, when the tanks drove through the Tiananmen Square on June 4th, 1989.
In Hong Kong, after 31 years, the new generation faces the same regime’s heavy-handed repression, when they voice their demand for democracy and freedom.
Now and then, the same bloodthirsty regime, governing both China to Hong Kong, has seen young people as sacrifices to keep itself in power.
“Prohibition on Group Gathering” Suppresses Public Demonstration The Union Front Persist with May Day Street Counters
The social distancing laws were originally designed to respond to public health emergencies to maintain social distance and reduce the spread of coronavirus, but it has now become a tool for suppressing demonstrations.
Trade unions front, the way to struggles: HKCTU statement on International Workers' Day 2020
From the early summer to the bitter winter of 2019, Hongkongers fought an unprecedented battle, reigniting the struggle against tyranny, which we called ‘the revolution of our times’.
After the Umbrella Movement, Hongkongers witnessed a low in the democratic movement, the vicious onslaught on Hong Kong’s democracy and rule of law by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the disqualification of democratically elected legislators, the political-economic regime continues to suppress Hongkongers.
85% Workers in Hong Kong Affected by COVID-19! HKCTU Proposes Cash Allowance to Workers NOW!!!
The Confederation of Trade Unions collected nearly 400 surveys between March 23 and April 3, 2020 looking at how different workers are being affected against the backdrop of COVID-19 and would like to provide suggestions for the protection of the rights of the workforce.
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.
Respect Rights to Freedom of Assembly Drop All Charges Against LEE Cheuk Yan Now
The General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), LEE Cheuk Yan, was arrested this morning (28/2/2020) on charges of “unlawful assembly”, he was later released on bail and pending court hearing on May 5. The HKCTU vehemently condemns the arrest, which we regard as a plot to further suppress Hong Kong citizens and workers’ rights to freedom of association, and we demand the Hong Kong Government to drop all charges against LEE and others who are criminally prosecuted due to political reasons.
Anti-Mask Law adds fuel to flame Depriving workers from defending their rights
The HKCTU strongly opposes the promulgation of the Anti-Mask Law by invoking the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, which the government announced would be effective from 5 October, with such forceful means. Once enacted, the Law will severely repress workers from defending their rights.
Workers in Hong Kong fight on to defy “Extradition to China”
The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions are at the forefront in supporting the massive social movement against the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill (hereafter: extradition bill). The controversial bill was proposed by the Hong Kong government in February 2019 to establish a mechanism for transfers of fugitives for Mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan.