Hong Konger Labour Festival

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We are thrilled to announce the first Hong Konger Labour Festival in the UK which will take place on 11th May, hoping to bring together HongKongers to commemorate the spirit of the Hong Kong labour movement.

Date: 11 May (Sat.)
Time: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Living Space, 1 Coral St, Waterloo, London SE1 7BE

Opening ceremony

Opening remarks:
|Christopher Mung, Executive Director of Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor
Officiating guests:
|Kate Bell, Assistant General Secretary of Trades Union Congress
Simon Cheng, the Founder of Hongkongers in Britain
|Lee Wing-tat, Former Hong Kong Legislative Council Member

Topical Seminar: From Labour Movement to Democratic Movement
— Role of the Hong Kong Diaspora Community

To examine the role and involvement of the workers in the 2019 Hong Kong Anti-extradition Bill movement


  • What is the relationship between the labour movement and the democratic movement in Hong Kong’s history?
  • What insights did Hong Kong activists and labour unionists learn from participation in the movement?
  • What roles the diaspora community can play in advancing the Hong Kong democracy movement?
  • How do Hong Kongers in the UK connect with British civil society?

|Loong Yu, Au, Labour researcher, Author of HONG KONG IN REVOLT-The protest movement and the future of China
|Tony Chung, Ex-convener of Studentlocalism
|Carmen Lau, International Advocacy and Programme Associate of Hong Kong Democracy Council
|Rex Lee, Founder of HKersUnited and ICHKA
|Christopher Mung, Executive Director of Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor

Talk: The UK Workplace culture

Representatives spanning various sectors, such as healthcare, IT, social work and hospitality, will impart industry insights and firsthand experiences. If you encounter workplace injustices, a frontline worker working on equality in the workplace will advise you of potential routes for redress. Additionally, we provide advice on labour law for workers in the UK.

|Ivan, Healthcare sector
|Alex, IT sector
|Lilith, Hospitality sector
|Wai Ha Lam, SheNet

Exhibition: Hong Kong Independent Labour Movement

The exhibition depicts the development of Hong Kong’s independent labour movement from its inception in the 1970s to its current struggles due to government repression through historical images. Priceless labour movement relics, including union publications, pictures and artwork from labour strikes, and protest materials, will also be on display. Our guided tour and labour song-sharing will immerse you in the history of Hong Kong’s labour movement.

Hong Kong Street Food

Feeling nostalgic for Hong Kong Street food? No worries, we have you covered! Our event will feature stalls offering a range of Hong Kong delicacies, allowing you to indulge in favourites such as Hong Kong-style milk tea, curry fish balls, spicy conches, sago puddings, and Hakka steamed glutinous rice cakes(Cha Kwo), etc.

Documentary Screening|She’s in Jail

To cap off the Hong Kong Labour Festival, thanks to the 29 Principles, we will be premiering the documentary “She’s in Jail” in the UK. This film sheds light on the compelling story of the HK political prisoner Hung-tong Chow, and we hope it serves as an opportunity for everyone to come together and gain insight into her experiences. Following the screening, come join us for the post-screening sharing.

|Ming Wai, Lit, Producer of Hong Kong’s play “May 35”

Tickets are now on sale: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/617864.
Get your tickets now!

*This event is not for profit, and the fee for this screening will only be used to cover the venue rental cost.
Note: The screening will start at 4pm and will be open to ticket holders only. All remaining activities and exhibitions at the venue will end at 4 p.m.

We look forward to fostering solidarity among Hongkongers in the UK at this meaningful event.