Newsletter July 2023

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In this issue: Solidarity with Christopher Mung, Submission to UN UPR , Event Recap, HK Labour Rights Newsflash

On 3 July, the Hong Kong National Police announced a HK$1 million bounty on Christopher Siu-tat Mung, Executive Director of Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor, and seven other Hong Kong activists who have fled the city. This is the first time bounties have been offered since the promulgation of the National Security Law (NSL).

ITUC, BWI, trade unions in France, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, Canada, the Philippines, and many more have issued statements of solidarity calling on the Hong Kong authorities to rescind the bounty on Christopher Mung and free all Hong Kong trade unionists behind bars.

HK Labour Rights Newsflash 

  • Analysis: Platform worker protection: The world is catching up, except for the Hong Kong government < Chinese only >
  • Know your rights in typhoon and storm season < Chinese only > 

International Advocacy

Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor has submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in preparation for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Hong Kong in January 2024. This would be the first UPR review since the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL) was implemented.

Event Recap

Labour Rights Talk for Hongkongers and Exhibition

On 15 July, we organised the first event in Sheffield. We held an exhibition on the history of Hong Kong’s independent trade union movement. We were also joined by TUC Yorkshire and the Humber’s policy and campaign support officer, Joe Wheatley, to gave a talk about labour rights in the UK.

We are planning to organise similar events around the UK. Keep an eye out for event details. If you are interested in co-hosting an event in your region, please contact us!

That’s a wrap for this month. We’d appreciate it if you could share this email with your network. It would help us reach a wider audience and increase awareness of #HKLabourRights on the ground. Don’t forget to follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for more updates.

In Solidarity,

Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor

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