IUF Passed Resolution to Support Independent Labour Struggle in China

The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) Executive Committee has condemned the Chinese Government's abuse of state authority to suppress workers and labour rights activists who exercised their rights to freedom of association.  On their meeting in Geneva April 3-4, 2019, the Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution to support independent labour movement in China:

Resolution on worker repression in China

The Executive Committee of the IUF, meeting in Geneva April 3-4, 2019

CONDEMNS the beating, dismissal and arrest of workers, with the active complicity of the state-controlled All-China Federation of Trade Unions, at Jasic Technology in Shenzen who attempted to form a trade union in July 2018;

CONDEMNS the ongoing repression of the Jasic workers and labour rights supporters which has resulted in dozens of arrests and “disappearances” across China;

DEMANDS the immediate and unconditional release of the Jasic workers and all those detained or facing criminal prosecution for advocating and defending the right of all workers in China to join and form trade unions of their choosing;

DECLARES its solidarity and support for the campaign by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), the only independent trade union in China;

CONDEMNS the criminalization by the Chinese government of all activity stemming from workers’attempts to exercise their right to freedom of association; and

REAFFIRMS its support for the struggle of workers in China to form independent and democratic unions.