Press Release and Statement (HK)
“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.
Five Demands, No One Less Carrie Lam: Can you hear the people’s call
Yesterday (4/9/2019), Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, has announced the withdrawal of the amendment of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance (Extradition Bill). However, after refusing to withdraw the bill for months, Hong Kong people have already paid a hefty price in the movement to scrap the bill. So, to dream that such a belated withdrawal would quell all social unrest is far-fetched.
Mass strike against tyranny Call for workers strike on 2/9 & 3/9
In the past three months, millions of Hong Kong people have turned up on the streets to make their voices heard. With rallies and protests blossoming everywhere, the five major demands are resounding throughout the city. However, no positive response has been received from the government. On the contrary, the violence is increasingly escalating and white terror is beginning to shroud Hong Kong. As Hong Kong people, it leaves us with no choice but to save our city by going on strike.
Strive for the five major demands, calling for workers strike on 5 August
Regardless of class, profession, and occupation, the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) calls on all workers to respond to the city wide strike on 5 August, and demand the government to response to the five demands put forward by the Hong Kong people: a) Permanent withdrawal of the extradition bill; b) Release of arrested protesters without charges; c) Withdrawal of the characterization of the 12 June protest as a "riot"; d) Independent investigation into police violence and abuse of power; and e) Implement full universal suffrage.