Press Release and Statement (HK)
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.
Workers Strike on 17 June in opposition to the Extradition Bill amendment
As workers, Hong Kong is the home to our careers, families, loved ones, and livelihood. We do not want to see the collapse and demise of Hong Kong. It is our responsibilities to protect this home of ours. We saw the children of Hong Kong were brave enough to take to the streets but were brutally dealt with by the police. We can no longer close our eyes to the situation. Hong Kong belongs to all of us and cannot be controlled and destroyed by the hands of a few.
An open letter to Prime Minister of Republic of Fiji: Release the National Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) and Union Members of the National Union of Workers (NUW)
2 May 2019
Hon. Josaia V. Bainimarama
Republic of Fiji
Request to Release the National Secretary of the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) and Union Members of the National Union of Workers (NUW)
Dear Prime Minister,